Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Crash That Injured 3 In OKC


Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 2:32 pm
By: News 9


A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested after he reportedly caused a crash that injured three people in Oklahoma City.

According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office, a deputy responded to the crash at about 6 a.m. Tuesday at N.E. 10th Street and N. Sooner Road. Matthew Morrison, 27, was reportedly attempting to make a U-turn in the middle of the street when he caused the crash.

The deputy said Morrison smelled of alcohol and appeared to be under the influence. Morrison reportedly admitted to drinking beer prior to the crash. Near his car, the deputy said he found a broken syringe with brown liquid that field-tested positive as heroin.

While at the hospital, authorities said Morrison had signs of “fresh” track marks in his arm. Morrison also showed signs that he was under the influence of narcotics.

Morrison was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on charges of DUI, improper right turn, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While at the scene, several witnesses told the deputy that a passenger in Morrison’s car had left on the scene on foot. The passenger, 23-year-old Brittany Stephens, was found hiding behind a store nearby. She had a felony warrant and was also taken into custody.