Suspected DUI driver arrested in August wreck involving bicyclist
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
3/05/13 at 10:01 AM
A man accused of driving under the influence of several prescription and street drugs faces felony charges after striking a bicyclist in August.
Daniel Robert Highers, 25, of Tulsa was charged with DUI resulting in great bodily injury, and a warrant was issued Jan. 31 for his arrest, court records show.
Prosecutors allege that Highers was under the influence of methamphetamine, methadone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, pseudoephedrine, amphetamine and alprazolam on Aug. 12 when the 1999 Honda Accord he was driving collided with Charles Steven Martin, who was riding a bicycle on Sheridan Road near East 95th Place, according to the filings.
Martin suffered a broken femur and wrist as well as internal injuries that resulted in the loss of part of his intestine, the documents state.
Witnesses told police that Highers attempted to pass several southbound cars when he hit the cyclist and another vehicle, according to a police affidavit. They also said Highers “was driving aggressively/recklessly by forcing his vehicle in between cars and attempting to pass several cars at once in a no passing zone.”
Highers was arrested Monday afternoon.
He is being held at the Tulsa Jail, where his bond is set at $25,400.