By Patti Weaver


  (Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict from Stillwater, who got out of prison 18 months ago, has been accused of drunk driving and crashing into a house — causing his female passenger to have a broken leg.
    Blake Jared Crawford, 36, who remains free on $20,000 bail pending his arraignment this week, could be imprisoned for 12 years to life if convicted of drunk driving resulting in great bodily injury after prior felony convictions for domestic abuse, child abuse and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
    Crawford was arrested at 2:58 am on June 9 by Stillwater Police Officer Joshua Gomez, 32 minutes after he was sent to the 200 block of S. Walnut Street where a black GMC SUV had left the road and struck a house, according to an affidavit.
    “Blake and (his female passenger) were sitting on the ground next to the driver front door. When I contacted them, (she) told me that her leg was broken. I asked them if they were both in the vehicle, and they said yes. I asked who was driving the vehicle, and (she) said that Blake was,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    The woman “told me that she had told Blake to stop, and he wouldn’t. While we were waiting for an ambulance, Blake stated, ‘I f….. up. I’ll go to prison, and (she) stated ‘He’s drunk,"” the affidavit alleged.
    The officer, who smelled alcohol coming from them, alleged in his affidavit, “I asked Blake to move away from (her) so the medical personnel could have room to treat her, and he would not move. I asked Blake again multiple times to move, and he would not. I grabbed Blake’s arm and lifted him from the ground, to escort him away from (her).
    “When I lifted Blake, I could feel like he was unsteady on his feet, and I had to help him balance. I escorted Blake away from (her) and asked him if would be willing to answer any of our questions or cooperate with us regarding the accident and he told me that he would not.
    “I then handcuffed Blake and escorted him across the street so medical personnel would have room to work. Medical personnel advised me that they were going to be transporting (her) to OU Medical for a possible broken femur. (She) told me that Blake picked her up from Willie’s and that he was drunk when he picked her up.
    “She said that they were arguing because Blake accused her of cheating. (She) told me that Blake had punched somebody and then they left. (She) said that Blake was speeding, and she asked him to slow down and told him she didn’t want to die, but he wouldn’t slow down.”
    After arresting him, “I transported Blake to the Stillwater Medical Center so he could be treated for lacerations to his hands. When I asked Blake if he would take the state’s test, he told me he would not. I advised Officer White of Blake’s refusal, and he advised me he was going to complete a search warrant affidavit for Blake’s blood,” which was granted by District Judge Phillip Corley, the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “Medical staff at SMC completed the blood draw, and the blood draw kit was submitted as evidence,” to be tested, the affidavit said.
    According to Payne County court records and the state Department of Corrections, Crawford had been convicted in 2019 of domestic assault and battery in 2018 for which he was given a 10-year prison term, but he only served about three years and eight months before going on 10 years of probation for child abuse in the same case.
    Crawford had also been convicted in 2010 of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2007 for which he was given a three-year prison term of which he served eight months before going on probation for two years, court records show.