Tahlequah Daily Press

March 14, 2014

Rose woman booked for hit-and-run bonds out

Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A Rose woman booked this week after a hit-and-run crash has bonded out of jail.

Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Dreadfulwater responded earlier this week when Phyllis and Edwin Haddock’s vehicle was struck by another car in Tahlequah city limits.

The driver of the second vehicle, 43-year-old Ronnie Kaye England, allegedly promised the Haddocks she was pulling over to the side of the road, but instead left in the Ford Taurus and drove to Coffee Hollow Road.

The Haddocks followed England, who turned into a private driveway. According to deputies, the Haddocks waited at the end of the drive and called deputies, but before Dreadfulwater could get to the scene, England allegedly returned and tried to leave, again striking the Haddocks’ vehicle.

England refused to get out of her vehicle when Dreadfulwater arrived, and had to be pulled from the car. She smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, and was unable to walk without help from deputies.

According to Dreadfulwater, England’s vehicle contained a bottle of vodka that was two-thirds empty; two margarita mixers, one empty and the other half-empty; and a miniature bottle of Bailey’s liquor that was empty.

England claimed she was trying to get to her home, which deputies said is on north State Highway 10, the opposite direction England was driving.

England refused to take the state’s breath test, and was booked into jail for driving under the influence second or subsequent, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, transporting an open container of liquor, and no driver’s license.

Records show England was given a $7,500 bond and released from jail.