Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

June 3, 2014

Drunken driver who took car bonds out

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man is jailed on a $6,000 bond after allegedly taking a family member’s vehicle and driving it while intoxicated.

Tahlequah Officer Thomas Donnell took a report last week when Marc A. Davidson, 24, allegedly took the vehicle of Odel Caudill without permission. As Donnell was getting a statement from Caudill, Davidson drove by in the vehicle and was arrested by police.

Davidson allegedly told officers he had been given permission from his mother, but police spoke to the suspect’s mom, who denied telling Davidson he could take the car.

According to Donnell, Davidson was taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center to be booked in for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Davidson allegedly acted as if he was “on something” at the jail, and told jailers he was drunk. Davidson then agreed to take a breath test, but he would not properly use the device, causing it to return an invalid sample.

Donnell said Davidson asked to start over, but he was denied a second chance. A charge of driving under the influence was added against Davidson.

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