El Reno Vice Mayor Caught On Camera Threatening To Place An Officer On Furlough During Arrest


Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 4:54 pm
By: Erica Rankin


EL RENO, Oklahoma -

Late Sunday night, an El Reno police officer noticed a golf cart driving with no headlights or taillights.

Officials said the driver also made an improper stop at an intersection. So, the officer decided to make a traffic stop.

When officials approached the driver, they realized it was 40-year-old Justin T. Chronister, the Vice Mayor of El Reno.

When officers talked with Chronister, they said they could smell alcohol on him. They asked how much he had to drink and conducted a field sobriety test.

After the test, officials arrested him on a complaint of driving under the influence and related traffic violations.

While in his cell, Chronister started to get upset when the officer would not let him have his phone call.

Chronister is caught on camera asking the officer his name and proceeding to say he is going to get him on furlough.

News 9 reached out to officials with the City of El Reno but have not heard back from them on the matter.