DUI Motorist Arrested After Plowing Through Fatal Accident Scene

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harjoThomasine Harjo (pictured) was arrested the day after Christmas for a DUI, driving without a state driver’s license, and obstruction charges which resulted from her allegedly plowing through a fatal accident scene without regard for the officers who were investigating the incident, reports NewsOn6.

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On the night of Dec. 26, police were investigating a fatal crime scene in Oklahoma City.  They had taped off the area where the fatality had taken place. Suddenly, several people screamed when a white car with Harjo at the wheel sped right past patrol cars and plowed through the yellow police tape, nearly striking one of the officers.

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The officers asked Harjo to stop her vehicle and when she opened her car door, she allegedly reeked of alcohol. But when officers asked the 25-year-old woman if she’d been drinking, she told them she had not indulged.

Upon further questioning, police asked Harjo why she failed to stop when she came at the officers, who had to quickly jump out of the vehicle’s way.

The young woman informed the officers she had been following a vehicle that was ahead of her. But police claim there were no other vehicles in the vicinity at the time.

When Harjo was placed in handcuffs by police, she informed them she could not go to jail because of an impending court appearance the next morning. When asked about the nature of the court appointment, Harjo told police she had a DUI to contend with at her hearing.

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