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Published on: 04/18/2017

Agra Man Charge With 9th DUI After Release From Prison

Patti Weaver

1600kush.com

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(Stillwater, Okla.) – An Agra man is facing his ninth drunk driving charge after crashing into a tree at Fairlawn Road and Linwood Road northeast of Cushing on April 5 — three months after he was released from prison, court records show.

Rodney Neil Eyestone, 48, who was charged with aggravated drunk driving, allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .28 — more than three times the legal limit, court records show.

Eyestone was released from the Payne County Jail after posting $10,000 bail, the day after he was arrested by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Long, according to court records. He was ordered to appear in court with an attorney on May 5.

Due to his eight prior drunk driving convictions, Eyestone could be given as much as a 20-year prison term if convicted of aggravated drunk driving, court records show.

The trooper was sent to a non-injury single-vehicle collision at Fairlawn Road and Linwood Road shortly after 7 pm. on April 5 where a white pickup truck with no license plate had crashed into a tree, according to his affidavit.

When the trooper asked Eyestone if he had consumed any alcohol before the collision, Eyestone said he had drunk “plenty,” the affidavit alleged.

“Eyestone could not recall where he was coming from or what had happened to cause the collision with the tree,” the affidavit alleged.

The trooper tried to administer standard field sobriety tests to Eyestone, who stopped them and “stated that he could not perform the tests because he was drunk,” the affidavit alleged.

“While attempting to perform the test, Eyestone lost balance and stumbled,” the affidavit alleged.

The trooper terminated the test for safety reasons and arrested Eyestone at 7:42 p.m., the affidavit said.

After Eyestone was given a breath test, “Due to the level of intoxication, Eyestone was transported to the Stillwater Medical Center for medical clearance,” before he was booked into the Payne County Jail, the affidavit alleged.

According to state Department of Corrections records, Eyestone was convicted of:

* grand larceny in 1987 in Lincoln County and placed on two years’ probation in 1990;

* drunk driving in 1989 in Lincoln County and given a one year prison term in 1990 followed by two years’ probation;

* drunk driving in 2002 in Lincoln County and given a three-year prison term in 2004 beginning in 2008 of which he served about half;

* drunk driving in 2002 in Lincoln County on another occasion and given a concurrent three-year prison term in 2004 beginning in 2008 of which he served about half;

* drunk driving and malicious destruction of property in 2003 in Oklahoma County and given two concurrent eight-year prison terms in 2003 of which he served about four and one-half years, followed by two year’ probation;

* drunk driving in 2003 in Oklahoma County on another occasion and given a concurrent eight-year prison term in 2003 of which he served about four and one-half years, followed by two years’ probation;

* escape from penitentiary in 2005 in Oklahoma County and give two years’ probation in 2006;

* drunk driving and eluding a police officer in 2011 in Lincoln County and given two concurrent five-year prison terms in 2012 of which he served about one and one-half years beginning in 2014;

* drunk driving in 2013 in Lincoln County and given a five-year prison term in 2013 of which he served about one and one-half years beginning in 2015 prior to his release in January of 2017;

* drunk driving in 2013 in Payne County and given a concurrent five-year prison term in 2013 of which he served about one and one-half years beginning in 2014.

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