Oklahoma Highway Patrol


Law enforcement, lab techs, first responders, and prosecutors are attending a National Traffic Safety Summit in Tulsa. One of the exercises is a live crash test conducted on an old, unused portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the OHP worked with the University of Tulsa to conduct the training exercise.

Setting up the scenario of a car smashing into the back of a stopped vehicle is Dr. Jeremy Daily with TU’S Mechanical Engineering Department, who says it realistically portrays what an accident scene might look like.

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As the last holiday of the summer approaches, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will participate in a crackdown on impaired and intoxicated drivers. OHP Captain George Brown says troopers will aggressively enforce drug and alcohol laws or any other criminal act they observe.                                    

Brown says 18 troopers from the Tulsa area division will participate in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, which begins tonight and runs through Labor Day.

Seven new Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers in the Tulsa area mean more resources to arrest drunk drivers over the Labor Day holiday period. O-H-P  Lt. George Brown says they’ll be participating in a national crackdown dubbed ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’.

Brown says a ‘no tolerance’ policy will be followed for anyone pulled over suspected of driving under the influence on this last holiday of the summer season.

Next to New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day is a major focus of law enforcement on the lookout for drunk drivers. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says troopers will join other agencies in a crackdown on impaired drivers. Saturation patrols and bar checks will be part of the effort.


Brown says the Patrol is urging anyone with Holiday party plans to include a designated non-drinking driver in those plans.