OKC man arrested for early morning DUI crash, passenger had felony warrant
By Jay Dillon
The Oklahoma County Sheriff said a man who crashed his car in NE Oklahoma City Wednesday morning smelled of alcohol and had heroin and drug paraphernalia at the time of the crash.Matthew Morrison, 27, was arrested at NE 10th and N. Sooner Road after the accident.Deputies were called to the intersection to an injury accident and when they talked with Morrison, they said he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. The officer said Morrison admitted to drinking beer before the crash and was trying to make a u-turn in the middle of the street when the accident happened. Near his car, officials on the scene said they also found a broken syringe with brown liquid that tested positive for heroin. At the hospital, Morrison reportedly had fresh track marks on his arm and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, the sheriff's office said.He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for DUI, improper turn, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.While deputies were on the scene, witnesses reported a female passenger who was in the car had left the scene. She was found hiding behind a store nearby and was identified as Brittany Stephens, 23. Officers said Stephens had a felony warrant and was also taken into custody.Three people were hurt but the extent of their injuries is unknown.
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