By Patti Weaver
(Cushing, Okla.) — An arrest warrant has been issued in Payne County for a Carney teenaged truck driver accused of attempting to elude Cushing Police Officer Heather Snow from Main Street and Howerton into Lincoln County while speeding and narrowly missing hitting 19 other vehicles shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day.
Campbell McKenna Miller, 19, was apprehended in Lincoln County where he was charged with endangering others while attempting to elude police and drunk driving, court records show. Miller was released from the Lincoln County Detention Center on $6,000 bail and ordered to appear in court on Jan. 19, Lincoln County court records show.
During the pursuit, “Miller passed 19 different vehicles, some of which had to move over to avoid being hit head on. Miller also failed to stop at 15 different stop signs. Miller did all of this with speeds excessing 110 mph, ” the Cushing officer alleged in an affidavit filed with the Payne County charge last week.
After the Cushing officer lost sight of Miller’s truck, “Lincoln County deputies were able to relocate the vehicle moments later and continued the pursuit. Deputies were able to utilize stop sticks on the truck.
“According to Deputy Tony Long, the truck had three occupants and all three ran on foot when the truck became immobile. Deputy Long advised all three occupants were apprehended and taken into custody,” the affidavit alleged. No felony charges were filed against the passengers, court records show.
The passengers said that Miller was the driver of the truck, the affidavit alleged. “It should also be noted the keys to the truck were found with Miller as well,” the affidavit alleged.
“Deputy Long advised all three subjects were highly intoxicated,” the affidavit alleged.
If convicted of his Payne County charge on which he has not yet been arraigned, Miller could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.