A key player on the Oklahoma State University (OSU) baseball team has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Trey Whaley, 22, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving around 2:40 a.m. on January 25, and could face severe penalties including up to one year in jail, fines of up to $1,000, mandatory participation in an alcohol treatment program and a 30-day driver’s license suspension, if he is convicted of the criminal offense. If you have been charged with drunk driving in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, contact our knowledgeable DUI defense attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. With the help of our qualified lawyers, you can protect your legal rights and possibly have your DUI charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether.
BAC ABOVE OKLAHOMA’S LEGAL LIMIT
According to Oklahoma court records, Whaley was arrested by Payne County sheriff’s deputy Adam Jarvis at the intersection of 6th Street and Monroe Avenue in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Payne County sheriff’s Captain Kevin Woodward reported that Whaley was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe and was initially pulled over for not using his headlights or taillights. Jarvis then gave Whaley a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .12%, well above the legal limit of .08% in the state of Oklahoma. The 22-year-old also failed sobriety tests conducted at the scene, Woodward said. Whaley appeared in court on January 25, and was released on a personal recognizance bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 12.
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Trey Whaley, originally from Texas, is a senior at OSU and was named an All Big-12 honorable mention outfielder for the 2012 baseball season. He is also the second-leading hitter at OSU, with a .299 batting average. Unfortunately, if Whaley is convicted of the DUI offense, he will have a permanent mark on his criminal record and could even face time in jail for the crime. If you have been arrested on DUI charges in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Our DUI defense lawyers at Atkins & Markoff have years of experience defending Oklahomans against drunk driving charges, and will work diligently to help you build a strong defense in your case. With the help of our criminal defense attorneys, you can significantly improve your chances of getting a favorable outcome in your drunk driving case.