Man arrested after officer struck by car at BooHaHa parade
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2012
10/29/12 at 8:43 AM
A Tulsa man was arrested Sunday at the annual BooHaHa Halloween parade after allegedly hitting a police officer with his car.
Peter H. Williams, 52, was taken into custody on complaints of hit and run with injury, driving under the influence of alcohol, running a road block, improper use of lane, and assault and battery on a police officer, an arrest report shows.
A police officer observed Williams’ vehicle traveling west in the 4600 block of South Peoria Avenue just after 2 p.m. striking a police barrier before turning north, the report said.
Williams ignored police commands to stop the vehicle and continued northbound at approximately 15 to 20 mph. The car hit an officer who was attempting to move toward a curb and then ran a red light before it was stopped in the 3900 block of South Peoria Avenue, the report said.
The officer, who was struck in the right hand and right knee, was not seriously injured, police said.
When questioned by officers, Williams said he consumed 32 ounces of beer about 10 a.m., said the report.
Williams “had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and had blood shot eyes” during a field sobriety test, the report noted.
He is being held in the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $16,200 bond.
Peter H. Williams