Barnsdall police chief involved in rollover accident

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Police say alcohol may have played a part in an overnight rollover accident that sent the Barnsdall police chief to the hospital.

Barnsdall police confirmed with 2NEWS on Friday that Barnsdall Police Chief Matt Clark was involved in a rollover accident around 3:30 a.m. Friday in Bartlesville.

The accident trapped him requiring emergency crews to use the jaws of life before he could be transported to Jane Phillips Medical Center for treatment.

Barnsdall Police Chief Deputy Shane Davis told 2NEWS he spoke to Clark on Friday and said the chief was "doing okay but pretty sore."

Police in Bartlesville confirmed a rollover accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the K-Mart entrance off of Frank Phillips Boulevard.

Capt. Jay Hastings said an officer drove up on the scene to see a rolled pick-up with a single occupant, trapped in the vehicle. The man was transported to a local hospital, he said.

"It appears alcohol may be a contributing factor," Hastings told 2NEWS, adding that the accident is still under investigation.

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