If you’re going to get arrested for drunk driving, why not go all the way, right?
In this case we have Lenden Woodruff, 57 of Colcord, OK who was arrested Sunday just after noon for drunk driving. As it turns out, Mr. Woodruff just happens to be Colcord’s police chief AND he was driving his patrol car at the time. So how could it get worse?
Apparently, when Chief Woodruff stopped off at a local convenience store to get some more beer, the store clerk called City Councilor Cody Gibby and asked him for help keep the cop from driving. When Gibby showed up at the store, he saw Woodruff walking out with a can of beer in his hand.
At that point, Gibby insisted that Woodruff not drive off stating, “You are not driving a city car home while drunk.” Sounds like good advice. But, allegedly, Woodruff didn’t listen and not only drove off, but drove into Gibby as well, causing injury to the councilman’s legs.
After that, Gibby had not choice to but call on a higher authority–the Oklahoma Highway Patrol–who caught up with the inebriated officers about two miles down the road.
Interestingly enough, this is not Woodruff’s first DUI. In 2004, he pleaded guilty to charges of DUI and carrying an open container and was arrested for DUI again in 2008. And Colcord still hired him as their police chief.
According to reports, Woodruff was arraigned on a drunken driving citation in Delaware County District Court and had his bail was set at $2,000.
Source: Tulsa World