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Alva woman arrested for child endangerment


September 9, 2018

An Alva woman is facing a child endangerment charge after being stopped for a defective tag light on her car.

According to court documents, Elizabeth Ruth Sellers, 44, of Alva, has been charged with child endangerment by driving under the influence, a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to four years and/or a fine of $5,000. She is also charged with a misdemeanor of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

Court records show Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman stopped Sellers’s 1995 Buick on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10:50 p.m. on US64 at the Country Club Apartments. When he spoke to the driver, he immediately noticed she appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant.

Honeyman had Sellers exit her vehicle and sit in his patrol vehicle. He asked if she took any prescription medications or had any pre-existing medical conditions. Sellers said she took no prescription medicines. She said she had surgery on her neck several years ago but was completely healed. However, she said she is a recovering methamphetamine addict.

Honeyman noted Sellers was unable to sit still and kept picking at her skin. He also noticed Sellers had a blank stare at times and kept repeating herself. He gave Sellers a battery of field sobriety tests which she did not perform well.

Sellers was placed under arrest. She refused the state’s implied consent to test request. Honeyman took her to the Woods County Jail. The minor children in the car, ages 17, 13, and 10, were released to Sellers’s mother.


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