Some film students out to make an anti-DUI promo for their local police department nearly became victims themselves.
From KOCO News 5:
VALLEY BROOK, Okla. —
A metro-area college student was carrying a light across a Valley Brook street when he saw a vehicle heading toward him.
“I saw him accelerate on the gas like he was trying to hit me,” said Oklahoma City University film student Mike Stamp. “I hopped out of the way real fast. After that, I was kind of in shock.”
Stamp and a friend, fellow OCU film student Jacob Keen, were shooting a DUI awareness promo Sunday night for the Valley Brook Police Department.
“He really wasn’t slowing down like the other cars were,” Keen said. “He kind of did a little swerve.
The driver, Richy Reese, was immediately stopped by Valley Brook Police Chief Michael Stamp, who is Mike Stamp’s father.
“He kind of comes to an abrupt stop, and I made try to contact with him, and he takes off,” Michael Stamp said.
Another officer pulled over Reese, who stumbled from his truck before being arrested. His blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit — .17.
“It could have been very bad. It’s very close,” Michael Stamp. “Very ironic that you’re doing a DUI story and one shows up.”
Police officials said Reese has at least four DUI convictions.