Tulsa mom drives drunk with kids in car

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa mom was arrested for allegedly driving around while under the influence with her kids in the car.

She also told police she was planning to sell some PCP.

Thanks to quick-thinking QuikTrip employees, 35-year-old April Dawn Meeks was pulled off the road, and she is now facing four charges.
According to reports, Meeks was apprehended at the QuikTrip near 11th and Garnett at approximately 3 p.m. on January 16.

Employees at the convenience store called police after they noticed the woman seemed to be intoxicated, and she had two children in her backseat.

Meeks was sitting in the driver’s seat when police arrived. She dropped some containers on the back floorboard when she saw police. The containers were empty brown liquid containers, which are known to be used for PCP.

Meeks refused to exit her vehicle to speak with officers.

Officers had to physically remove the woman from the car.

She had slurred speech, her pupils were constricted, and she appeared to be disoriented.

On the way to jail, Meeks told officers that she had some PCP she was planning to sell.

This wasn’t the woman’s first incident driving while under the influence.

Court records show that Meeks already had numerous convictions, including three DUI-drug convictions, on her record.

She was given a 4-year deferred sentence in October 2020 for burglary.

In May 2020, Meeks was arrested for DUI drugs, resisting arrested, and public intoxication.

She was convicted for DUI-drugs in both February and April 2019. She received a 1-year suspended sentence for both convictions.

Meeks is being charged with child endangerment, actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, and obstructing an officer. Her bond was set at $60,000, and she is scheduled to appear in court on March 23, 2021.


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