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January 1, 2014

Quiet eve: No DUI arrests made by EPD, county deputies get one for APC

ENID, Okla. — For the most part, it was a quiet New Year’s Eve in Enid and residents behaved.

Enid Police Sgt. Greg Gordon said there were no arrests for driving under the influence, and no alcohol-related crashes reported during the New Year’s Eve period.

There were, however, three people arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication. One of the three, Keith Myers, 50, 1514 E. Maine, also was arrested on suspicion of a related felony charge of carrying a firearm while under the influence, said Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles.

Niles said a Hennessey man, Bradley Harris, 27, was found at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Imo Co-op with the engine running. Harris was arrested on suspicion of having actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Although a charge of DUI requires operation of the vehicle, the penalties and license consequences of APC are the same as DUI, Niles noted.

Niles said Harris also was arrested on suspicion of transporting a loaded firearm, transporting an open container of alcohol and possession of a firearm while under the influence.

Niles said the sheriff’s office had extra deputies on duty, in Enid and out in the county.

“We were out in force — a lot of visibility,” Niles said. “We were out checking businesses and being seen in high-traffic areas.”

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