Local, State Briefs
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, October 29, 2012
10/29/12 at 2:58 AM
Tulsa man is arrested at annual BooHaHa parade
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., according to 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.
Pedestrian hit, killed while crossing Yale Avenue
A pedestrian was killed Saturday after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Yale Avenue.
The accident happened about 8 p.m. when a 38-year-old woman was struck by the vehicle in the 3300 block of Yale Avenue, Sgt. Tim Lewandowski said.
EMSA transported the woman to St. John Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, Lewandowski said.
Her name has not been released.
The driver is not expected to face charges, he said.
Bartlesville man killed in single-vehicle rollover
A Bartlesville man was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover wreck in Osage County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Christopher J. Carpenter, 35, was heading east on a county road two miles west of Oklahoma 123 about 1:44 a.m. when he lost control of his 1997 Chevrolet pickup after attempting to negotiate a curve, troopers said.
The car veered off the road to the left and rolled multiple times, ejecting Carpenter, the OHP said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
Carpenter was not wearing a seat belt, OHP said.