Woman charged in crash that injured her mother

Nikki Lanae Williams

ENID, Okla. — An Enid woman was charged this week in connection with a Saturday crash that left her mother with incapacitating head, arm and leg injuries.

Nikki Lanae Williams, 36, also known as Nikki Stonebarger, was charged with felony counts of driving under the influence causing an accident with great bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

Williams appeared free on $5,000 bond Thursday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell for arraignment on the charges. Her bond was continued, and she was ordered to return to court Sept. 30 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Enid Police Department Officer Jacob Swan was sent to the 300 block of South Cleveland in reference to an injury accident.

Swan arrived and saw a Buick Enclave on the west side of the street and saw damage to an OG&E power pole, according to the affidavit. Swan went to the Buick and found a woman in the back seat with a severe injury to her right leg that was heavily bleeding.

Enid Fire Department and Life EMS provided medical attention, according to the affidavit. Swan asked the woman, identified as Carolyn Williams, who was in the vehicle. She said her daughter Nikki was driving prior to the crash. She was transported by Life EMS to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

Swan spoke with Zonthomas Jones, who was standing at the north corner of Cleveland and Oklahoma, according to the affidavit. Jones said he was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle at the time of the collision. He said Nikki Williams, his wife, was driving, but he did not see her leave the scene.

Jones told Swan everyone had been drinking that evening, according to the affidavit. He said he had eight beers an hour ago.

Sgt. Roberto Norton spoke with a man who said the driver of the Buick was a woman who fled from the area to the west after the crash, according to the affidavit. Norton searched the immediate area but did not locate Williams. Norton spoke with Jones, who gave him Williams' address, 130 S. Adolpha Circle, which is about a mile from the crash.

Officer David Sneed spoke with two other witnesses who had dash cam footage of the crash and the driver leaving the scene, according to the affidavit. The video showed a woman leaving the Buick from the driver's side to the west. The woman was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Swan and Officer Trey Kirkhart went to 130 Adolpha Circle and learned Norton detained Williams in the driveway of the residence, according to the affidavit. Norton had seen a white SUV pull in from the southeast into the driveway of the residence.

Norton approached the vehicle as it stopped, and Williams got out of the vehicle wearing a red shirt and blue jeans, according to the affidavit. Norton saw the woman's eyes were watery, her speech slurred and the front of her jeans appeared wet, as if she had urinated herself.

Swan spoke to Williams, noting a strong odor of intoxicants on her breath and person, according to the affidavit. Swan asked Williams if she could complete a couple of tests, and she agreed. In the four field sobriety tests given, Williams exhibited clues of intoxication during each.

Swan told Williams she was under arrest for driving under the influence and other traffic violations, and she was taken to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for a blood draw, according to the affidavit. Williams spoke to Kirkhart about the crash. She admitted to being the driver. She said after the accident her mother told her to run and go home. She said she had three beers prior to the crash.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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