DUI Driver In Stolen SUV Arrested At OKC Checkpoint


Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:55 am
By: News 9


Oklahoma County deputies arrested a man for driving a stolen SUV and driving under the influence of drugs during a DUI checkpoint Saturday night.

According to the Sheriff's office, just before 11 p.m., a red SUV stopped at a DUI checkpoint in the 300 block of N. MacArthur. The driver, 23-year-old Edward Sofsky, did not have a driver's license or proof of insurance.

While speaking with Sofsky, a deputy noticed he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, according to the Sheriff's office. Sofsky agreed to do a field sobriety test, which he failed.

During this time, deputies checked the license plate number on the SUV and information returned that it had been reported stolen.

Sofsky was taken into custody, and deputies had probable cause to search the vehicle where they found a handgun, syringes, and prescription medications. 

Sofsky was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a firearm after felony conviction, and operating a vehicle without a license.

During this incident, deputies said they were updating information about the checkpoint through social media. Almost immediately after they posted information about the stolen vehicle, the owner of the SUV noticed her vehicle and started communicating with the Sheriff's office through Facebook.

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The SUV had been stolen in Oklahoma City on March 26, and the owner said she was more than happy that deputies were able to recover it just two days later.