Man charged with public intoxication jailed after showing up to court drunk
BY LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Monday, November 26, 2012
BARTLESVILLE — A 37-year-old Bartlesville man charged with public intoxication ended up spending more time in jail after he showed up for his court date drunk.
Special Judge Kyra Williams held an arraignment Monday in Washington County District Court for Kyle David Pinkston on two charges of public intoxication. While Pinkston technically had an arraignment on his first intoxication charge last week, Williams reasoned he might not remember all the details.
According to a court affidavit, when Pinkston arrived at Washington County District Courthouse around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday for his arraignment on the first public intoxication charge, he had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.
Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw began to question Pinkston about the intoxication charge, then stopped and asked deputies to take him outside the courtroom for a field sobriety test.
Pinkston’s arraignment Monday was conducted via video monitor from the county jail where he remains held on $20,000 bond in the two charges. Pinkston this week entered a guilty plea to the first intoxication charge.
Kyle David Pinkston