Man charged in connection to Wednesday crash in Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The man at the center of a crash that sent one person to a hospital in Lawton is now facing charges.
Ricky Holland has been charged with driving under the influence - great bodily injury and reckless driving.
He was arrested after a crash just before 10 Wednesday night in Lawton on E. Gore Blvd. near MacArthur High School.
According to court documents, when first responders got to the scene, the driver of a red Toyota Camry was pinned in the driver seat.
Medical crews on the scene said the driver had a possible brain bleed. The driver was taken to a hospital and then flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
The driver of a black Dodge Challenger, who investigators said caused the crash, was found in a field south of the crash. He was identified as Ricky Holland.
Investigators said he smelled heavily of alcohol and his speech was slurred. They said he also refused to do a field sobriety test when they asked him to.
Holland told police he was drinking at the casino beforehand.
He told investigators he was heading east on Gore at about 60 miles an hour when he saw the Toyota in the road. According to court documents, he said he thought the Toyota and another vehicle were stopped in the road so he tried to maneuver around them and ended up hitting the back of the Toyota.
After that, he spun out of control and then ran into the field, where he told police he called his wife to let her know he was going to jail.
Lawton Police said Friday the victim who was injured in the crash is in critical condition.
Holland’s bond has been set at $50,000. He has a preliminary hearing conference set for December 7.
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