December 7, 2013

DUI defendant on house arrest

December 7, 2013 Staff Writer Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Justin Thurman, Collinsville, appeared in Mayes County District Court Wednesday after being arrested in county limits for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Judge Rebecca Gore read both his charges and his rights.

Assistant District Attorney Marny Hill said that typically bond in this type case would be “quite substantial,” but after lengthy conversations with the defendant's attorney,  an agreement was reached to release the defendant on a personal recognizance bond. A condition of the bond is that Thurman will be on house arrest, only allowed to leave for court dates and medical appointments.

Thurman will remain at his parent's house until he is admitted to the House of Hope, a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Grove.

In Mayes County, Thurman has previously been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a manner not reasonable and proper. Thurman has a pending case in Rogers County in which he is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and transporting an open container of liquor.

In 2007, in Tulsa County Thurman was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding an officer, assault and battery upon a police officer, resisting an officer, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. In a separate 2007 case in Tulsa County, he was charged with possession of a firearm, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a controlled drug, possession of paraphernalia, unsafe lane use and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Gore continued Thurman's newest case to Jan. 23.

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