The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 25, 2013

Enid woman arrested for DUI is facing 1-5 years in prison, fine

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A 68-year-old Enid woman arrested Monday morning on a DUI complaint had a breath alcohol content of 0.3, court records show.

Mildred Mae Doss is facing a fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for one to five years if convicted of the felony DUI charge.

Doss was arrested Monday morning after being pulled from her 2012 GMC Acadia by law enforcement officers after it caught fire. Doss had driven the vehicle more than a mile without a front tire and had driven the SUV into a ditch, where the bare metal rim sparked a blaze.

 Doss, who is free on $10,000 bond, appeared before Special District Judge Brian Lovell. She was ordered to return to court Sept. 9 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, an off-duty Enid Police Department officer reported seeing a vehicle driving erratically at about 10:10 a.m. Monday in the area of Garland and Willow.

Undersheriff Jon Marshall and Deputy Victor Fulton headed toward the location given. It then was reported the vehicle was stopped in the 4600 block of West Purdue because of a train.

The vehicle got stuck in the north ditch attempting to turn around, with the driver of the vehicle still attempting to free the vehicle and continue driving, according to the affidavit.

Marshall noted in the affidavit the vehicle was partially suspended in the air, with the driver’s side front wheel missing its tire. The driver was continuing to accelerate the vehicle, causing friction from the spinning metal rim sparking, eventually starting a fire.

Marshall and the off-duty police officer pulled the woman, identified as Doss, from the vehicle.

Marshall noted in the affidavit the entire time he was trying to get the woman to leave the vehicle she was revving the engine and continuing to accelerate the vehicle.

A strong odor of intoxicating beverages was noted on the woman, according to the affidavit. After being placed in handcuffs, Doss was combative and said she needed to get back into her vehicle, according to the affidavit, yelling profanities at officers.

Doss agreed to take a breath test, which resulted in a BrAC of 0.30, almost four times the legal limit of 0.08. The test was given to her at 11:34 a.m., with the final portion being completed at 11:55 a.m.

The tire missing from Doss’ vehicle was found on Garland Road north of Willow, more than a mile from the 4600 block of West Purdue.

Online court records show Doss pleaded guilty in September 2011 to a misdemeanor DUI charge. She also pleaded guilty Aug. 1, 2012, to a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication.