The Pryor Times

February 12, 2014

Semi driver arrested, charged in Mayes County

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Kenneth Ridge, 47, Tulsa, was driving a 2000 Kenworth semi-truck when he was stopped by the Grand River Dam Authority Police near the coal-fired electricity plant.

According to information filed in the case, Ridge had methamphetamine in his possession, yielding a felony charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The information alleges he was under the influence of an intoxicating substance and is therefore charged with a misdemeanor count of actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Further, it alleges he had both a straw and glass pipe, both typically used by abusers of drugs.

He appeared via video conference from the Mayes County Jail for his initial appearance Mayes County District Court Friday. Judge Rebecca Gore told him of his rights as well as the fact that his felony count carries from two to 10 years in the Department of Corrections.

His case was continued to March 13 bond was set at $10,000.

Ridges' record consists of traffic infractions; violations of special permits, operating a motor vehicle in excess of registered laden weight and exceeding legal length.