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OHP: DUI Suspect Fights With Trooper During Tulsa Arrest

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The OHP says trooper stopped a Toyota Land Cruiser at 42nd and Sheridan. The OHP says trooper stopped a Toyota Land Cruiser at 42nd and Sheridan.
Booking photo of Billy Miller. [Tulsa County jail] Booking photo of Billy Miller. [Tulsa County jail]
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a driver fought with a trooper while being arrested at a traffic stop in Tulsa early Friday.

The OHP says the trooper stopped a Toyota Land Cruiser at 42nd and Sheridan at 1:30 a.m. for going left of center and almost hitting the trooper's patrol car.

The trooper said he noticed the odor of alcohol on Billy Miller, 45. The trooper said he told Miller he was being arrested for DUI and Miller became combative.

The trooper said he had a "long fight" with Miller in the front seat of the patrol car but managed to handcuff Miller.

"It just wasn't simply, he was non-compliant, wasn't trying to be cuffed. He was trying to escape the trooper's grip and struck him several times," said OHP trooper Lt. Vern Wilson.

The troopers say they found "two large clear baggies of a powdery substance which was identified as ‘cocaine'" when they searched Miller. The OHP report said the cocaine weighed approximately 30 grams.

Billy Miller and the trooper were taken to a Tulsa hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the struggle. Troopers then booked Miller into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of DUI, improper lane use, possession of cocaine, obstruction, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

The OHP says the trooper was treated and released.

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