MUSKOGEE - A Muskogee city councilor was arrested in November for driving under the influence of alcohol, transporting an open bottle of liquor and driving with a suspended license, according to court records.
According to the city of Muskogee's website , Derrick Reed, 40, is a city council member and president of the NAACP Muskogee branch. He is also the host of a weekly radio gospel show that airs in Muskogee.
Court documents show Reed was arrested around 4 a.m. Nov. 17 after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper observed Reed's vehicle swerving while traveling south on Hwy. 69 in Wagoner County.
In the trooper's report he states that after Reed cracked his window he "immediately noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage radiating from inside Mr. Reed's vehicle."
The report also says Reed was very unstable on his feet and failed a series of field sobriety tests, telling the trooper, "You got me."
Reed refused a breathalyzer test and was taken to the Wagoner County jail.
According to court documents , Reed was formally charged on December 5. He pleaded not guilty.
His next court appearance is set for Jan. 3.
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