By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man accused of drunk driving, running two roadblocks and attempting to elude a sheriff’s deputy while reaching speeds near 90 mph with beer in his car has been jailed on $50,000 bail pending his arraignment today on a five-count charge.
Jacob Adam Perez, 30, was arrested at 2:22 am on Saturday at Perkins and Richmond Road by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dalton Ross, court records show.
The deputy was on routine patrol at 2:10 am in the area of 19th Street and Brush Creek Road when he saw a vehicle speeding at 55 mph in a 45 mph zone, his affidavit alleged.
“As the vehicle continued to travel, I observed the vehicle drive in the north ditch. The vehicle began to slide as it attempted to continue to travel and get back onto the drivable surface of the road,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit filed today.
“I pulled onto the south side of the road and waited for the vehicle to pass me. I performed a turnaround and caught up to the vehicle that was now traveling northbound on Brush Creek Road,” at 53 to 55 mph in a 45 mph zone, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“I activated my emergency lights and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Brush Creek Road north of 19th Street,” but the vehicle, a Nissan Frontier with an Arkansas license tag, continued to travel north before pulling over to the east shoulder, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“As I was observing the driver, I observed him to be moving around in the vehicle more than I would usually observe on most traffic stops. I observed the vehicle’s brake lights activate and the vehicle accelerate away from my traffic stop,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“The vehicle approached State Highway 51 and failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled over the four-lane state highway to continue eluding me northbound. The vehicle ran the stop sign at McElroy Road and Brush Creek Road and continued north.
“The vehicle again ran the stop sign at Lakeview Road, as well as Airport Road, still traveling northbound. At times, my radar indicated the suspect vehicle was reaching speed near 90 miles per hour. The suspect vehicle turned westbound on Richmond Road.
“Once we approached Jardot Road and Richmond Road, I observed a Stillwater unit performing a roadblock. The suspect vehicle ran the stop sign and roadblock and continued westbound on Richmond Road as we approached Perkins Road.
“I observed another Stillwater patrol vehicle with its emergency lights on performing a roadblock,” with stop sticks that successfully hit all four tires, the deputy alleged in his affidavit. “The vehicle continued to travel westbound until it was disabled due to flat tires,” the affidavit alleged.
Perez, who smelled of alcohol and had red, watery, bloodshot eyes, was removed from the vehicle and handcuffed, according to the affidavit.
“Inside the vehicle in the passenger side floorboard, I located three cold Bud Light beer cans inside a sack,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Perez, who “continued to talk over me and said he was invoking his right to remain silent,” was taken to the Payne County Jail, the deputy wrote in his affidavit.