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Tulsa man with blood on his hands arrested for DUI in Sapulpa

Upon approaching the the Defendant’s vehicle, the officer noticed a red substance on the steering wheel. When asked what the substance was, he stated “it is blood.”

Early Tuesday morning Sapulpa Police arrested a Tulsa man for a first-offense DUI and failure to maintain lane.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. Clayton Philip Gibney (Defendant), 19, left the Sapulpa McDonald’s at 16 East Taft Street. As he turned onto Main Street going north in a white Buick, he pulled in front of Sapulpa Police Officer Cady Byrnes.

After Gibney repeatedly drove left of center on northbound Main Street, Officer Byrnes initiated a traffic stop at Kum and Go at 801 North 9th Street.

Upon approaching the the Defendant’s vehicle Byrnes noticed a red substance on the steering wheel and on Gibney’s hands. When asked what the substance was, he stated “it is blood.”

As Byrnes and Gibney waited inside Kum and Go for medical personnel the Defendant admitted to having two beers and smoking marijuana about two hours prior.

After having the open wound on his hands attended to by medical staff, Byrnes asked Gibney to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, to which he acquiesced.

During the tests Byrnes concluded that the Defendant was under the influence of intoxicants and subsequently took him to St. John’s Hospital in Sapulpa.

A request for Gibney’s prior criminal history showed no results.

Police later confirmed The blood on Clayton Gibney was from a cut on his hand. He was taken to St. John’s Sapulpa. They cleaned up the wound and he was brought to jail. We’ve not been told how the cut happened.

About the Author

Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.

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