(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Yale man, who was released from prison two years ago after serving time for drunk driving in Oilton, remained jailed in Payne County this morning on $4,000 bond pending his arraignment with an attorney this afternoon on his sixth drunk driving charge in Oklahoma.
Due to his criminal record, Phillip Rawdon Jones, 52, could be given as much as a 20-year prison term plus a $10,000 fine if convicted of drunk driving in rural Payne County, along with a one-year jail term and a $500 fine if convicted of driving on a revoked license.
Jones was arrested at 10:10 p.m. on April 26 by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Miller, who noticed a pickup truck “sitting stationary in the roadway just west of Lawson Road and McElroy Road” at 9:57 p.m., according to his affidavit.
“As I pulled up to it, the vehicle started moving east. I then stopped the vehicle to check the occupants,” but Jones was the only one, the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
“I asked him why he was stopped in the middle of the road and he advised he was on his phone. I observed while speaking to him that his speech was very slurred and he had a strong odor associated with an alcohol beverage about his breath and person.
“I observed Mr. Jones appeared to have urinated on himself,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
“I asked him if he had been drinking any alcohol tonight and he advised he had a few,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
After Jones got out of his vehicle, “I asked him again how much he had to drink and he advised he had more than six beers,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
“Due to all the clues and his own statement, I placed him under arrest for DUI,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.
Jones refused to take the state’s test for the presence of alcohol, the affidavit alleged.
“While at the jail and speaking to Mr. Jones, he made a statement that he had a lot more than six beers to drink,” the affidavit alleged.
According to court records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Jones was previously charged with drunk driving in:
* Oilton in Creek County in 2015 for which he was given a three-year prison term of which he served about one year;
* Sand Springs in Tulsa County in 2012 for which he was ordered into Drug Court that he completed in 2014 when he was placed on two years’ probation under a deferred sentence;
* Sand Springs in Tulsa County in 2011 for which he was placed on one year probation on the misdemeanor;
* Mannford in Creek County in 2011 for which he was given a 90-day jail term followed by nine months of probation on the misdemeanor;
* Payne County in 1991 for which he was initially placed on four years and 10 months of probation that was changed in 1994 to one year in prison of which he served about seven months.