OKC, where a growing number of people are being ticketed on the streets in an increasingly confusing and volatile manner, is now in the news again.
On Thursday, a man named Aaron, who lives in Okla., was arrested for running over two men who were crossing the street with a bicycle, according to a police report obtained by The Globe and Mail.
He faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of reckless driving causing death.
He also faces a second count of felony criminal mischief.
Aaron was charged with aggravated assault after he struck the men in the face with his bike and left them with injuries, including abrasions and a black eye, the report said.
The Oklahoman reported on Jan. 14 that Aaron, now 26, had been cited more than 100 times since March 2013, for speeding and driving while intoxicated.
Oklahoma City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian Seyfried confirmed to The Globe that Aaron had been ticketed again last year.
Seyfried declined to comment further on Aaron’s latest arrest, citing the ongoing investigation.OKC police say that most of the tickets issued in the city’s ticketing system are for minor traffic violations, but that tickets issued for minor offenses could result in a $2 fine, the paper reported.
The OKC Police Department does not issue tickets for crimes involving serious injury, like murder, but it has received numerous calls about drivers who have been ticketing for minor violations, according a police department press release.
OKC police spokesman Sgt., Sgt. Robert Riggs, said the department’s ticket processing system has been overwhelmed with the number of tickets, and that the department is working to fix the problem.
police arrested a man who killed a pregnant woman after he ran her over with his car in February, but the incident has not been linked to the police ticketing process, according.
Police officers have been reporting a spike in tickets issued to drivers with minor traffic offenses.
Police Sgt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Okla.
Police Department, said tickets are not issued for violent crimes, including hit-and-runs, but for speeding, driving while distracted or driving under the influence.
Davis said he did not know if the uptick in tickets was related to the new ticketing program or to other issues, but added that police officers are encouraged to file reports about minor offenses, not all of which result in tickets.OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.–(AP)–Oklahoma police arrested and charged a man on Thursday after a woman’s body was found in a pickup truck in the middle of the night on the Oklahoma state line.
Police say the body was discovered in a truck driven by 22-year-old Tyler Thomas, of Tulsa, Oklahor.
The body was later found on a road near a residential subdivision in Oklahoma City.
Police say they did not have a motive for the murder, which was ruled a homicide.
Authorities say a preliminary autopsy revealed Thomas died from blunt force trauma to the head, neck and chest, which would have made him a person of interest in the murder investigation.
Investigators say Thomas has been charged with first-degree murder.