Documents: Oklahoma Trooper Attempted To Flee During Arrest
The Oklahoma State trooper accused of drunkenly wrecking a patrol vehicle into a boat July 3 attempted to flee and threatened to kill himself during his arrest, according to court documents released Thursday (July 10).
Officers arrived at the site of the incident and found the drunken officer Joshua Davies, along with a wrecked patrol sport utility vehicle and a patrol boat, court documents state.
Davies originally told officers that he only had something to drink after the incident, but he later changed his story and said he started drinking the night before, according to court documents.
When officers confronted Davies about whether or not he was drunk, he said he would “kill himself before he would be arrested for DUI and sit in the county jail,” court documents state.
Another trooper disassembled Davies’ duty weapon and secured it away from Davies, according to court documents.
At one point during the arrest, Davies started to run away, but police took him to the ground and place him in handcuffs, the court documents state.
He was taken away to be tested for his blood alcohol content. During the testing, the court documents state Davies had a “wide range of mood and attitude changes.” He became very sad and started crying and apologizing to everyone. Then, he became “arrogant” and made statements that he would beat the DUI charge and that being drunk wasn’t the cause of the crash, the court documents state.
His blood-alcohol level was at 0.26 percent at the time of the arrest, according to court documents.