Oklahomaâ€™s arrest rate for marijuana possession is slightly above the national rate, and arrest rates vary considerably among counties, according to an Oklahoma Watch analysis of 10 yearsâ€™ worth of FBI data.
In 2010, the most recent year for which data is available, the median arrest rate in Oklahoma was about 270 arrests per 100,000 population, slightly higher than the national rate of 256.
Over a decade, from 2001 to 2010, the average annual rates for Oklahoma counties varied widely, from fewer than 200 to more than 1,000 arrests per 100,000 residents.
If you drink and drive in Oklahoma, beware: The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is joining with law enforcement agencies across the state and throughout the nation for the â€śDrive Sober or Get Pulled Overâ€ť campaign Aug. 16 through Sept. 2.
Law enforcement officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers, arresting anyone who is caught driving while impaired.
Pushmataha County Sheriffs Deputy Marzek radioed dispatch to inform them that he was going to need another Deputy to his location after he saw the driver of a blue pickup raise a rifle in the back glass.
Deputy Marzek was on patrol when he saw a pickup go partially into the ditch on Nelson Road when the two vehicles were getting ready to meet. According to the police report, the driver of the pickup waved at the deputy like he was glad to see him.