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Vian man charged with DUI after single-vehicle accident

Monday, May 23, 2022 - A Vian man was charged May 13 with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, court records reveal.

Robert Leslie Young, 33, could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500 if he is convicted on the felony count. He could also face a minimum of 28 days of treatment, followed by 30 days of aftercare at his own expense.

Young was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing damage, a misdemeanor.

On May 6, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on patrol was notified of a one-vehicle accident on Dwight Mission Road.

The person who reported the accident told law enforcement that a man wearing gray sweatpants was walking away from the crash scene but the caller was unsure if the man was the vehicle’s driver.

When OHP arrived at the scene, he saw that a black Chevrolet pickup had hit a fence and a mailbox. The truck was identified as belonging to Young, and troopers found the man at his nearby residence.

Young told troopers that he had missed a curve, leading to the accident. They could smell alcohol on his breath, and Young admitted to drinking beer earlier in the day.

Young submitted to several field-sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed. His blood-alcohol content was later shown to be .24.

Andrea Adams, Staff Writer

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