Man Arrested For 12th DUI After Crash in Southwest OKC

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 1:18 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City Police say a man who crashed his car into a light pole has a long history of driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday, November 17, police responded to an accident at S.W. 21st Street and S. May Avenue. A single car had hit a light pole and firefighters had to remove 67-year-old Max McClure from the car.

A police officer says he saw several open containers of beer in McClure's vehicle, and could smell the strong odor of alcohol on McClure's breath and body. The officer also noted McClure's speech was heavily slurred. McClure was taken to the hospital to make sure he was okay.

Once at the hospital, the officer informed McClure he was under arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. When the officer asked McClure to take a blood alcohol level test, McClure replied, "It would be a waste of time, so no."

The officer checked McClure's traffic record and discovered this was his 12th DUI-related arrest. He was also driving with a revoked driver's license and had a previous arrest for driving with a revoked license in July 2009.

After doctors cleared McClure, police arrested him on complaints of DUI, driving under revocation, striking a street fixture with a vehicle, and transporting an open beer container. He is in the Oklahoma County jail.