OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – Mvskoke Media received an anonymous tip that Muscogee Creek Nation National Council Representative Joseph Hicks had been arrested for felony DUI in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
Mvskoke Media obtained documentation from MCN Lighthorse Police as well as Sapulpa police alledging that Rep. Hicks was arrested on Feb 2 on charges of felony DUI.
According to the arrest affidavit, Sapulpa Police Dispatch received a call of a reckless driver in a dark pickup truck on East Taft Avenue.
The arresting officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.
Rep. Hicks was stopped driving southbound in the northbound lane of South Adams Street in Sapulpa.
The arresting officer observed an odor associated with alcoholic beverages on Hick’s breath and vehicle and attested that Hicks had slurred speech and red, watery eyes.
Hicks was asked if he was willing to take a field sobriety test, to which he agreed.
Upon the completion of the test the officer believed that Hicks was intoxicated and Hicks admitted to having two drinks while at a concert in Tulsa.
Rep. Hicks was then placed under arrest, at which time he refused a state chemical test for the presence of alcohol.
On Feb 3, A MCN Lighthorse officer transported Rep. Hicks to David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center for booking.
MCN District Court records show Rep. Hicks had his initial appearance in Tribal Court on Feb. 3, where a $3,000 bond was set and posted, and an order was issued for his release from custody.
MCN District Court records list Rep. Hicks as being charged with reckless driving on the same date, but make no mention of a DUI charge.
Mvskoke Media has contacted the MCN Attorney General’s office in order to clarify why Rep. Hicks was arrested on a Felony DUI charge, but has not been charged with DUI in tribal court.
As of the posting of this story, Mvskoke Media has not received a response from the MCN AG.
We will have ongoing coverage of this developing story.