Court date set for woman accused of DUI on I-35 and colliding with a charter bus

February 3, 2021 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK β€” A status docket is set for Sierra Ashley Hanger, 22, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Hanger is facing felony charges of child endangerment by DUI, DUI, and improper driving on divided highway.

Sierra Ashley Hanger

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Aaron Crompton reports in the affidavit that at 1:43 a.m. on Dec. 11 he responded to a report of a wrong way driver on Interstate 35 near mile marker 222.

The vehicle was reportedly traveling south in the northbound lane.

Before he could locate the vehicle, a caller reported the vehicle hit a charter bus near mile marker 216.

Crompton reports he arrived to find a bus in the center median and a white 2001 Ford Fusion on the outside shoulder facing south.

The driver of the vehicle later identified as Hanger, and two children in the vehicle, were

transported to the hospital in Blackwell.

There, Crompton asked Hanger how much she had to drink.

She reportedly replied, β€œToo much.”

The trooper reports her speech was slow, thick and slurred.

He reportedly asked her why she was traveling the wrong way and she reportedly replied that she did not know anything about what happened.

Crompton placed her under arrest and she was booked in the county jail.

She was released six days later on $10,000 bond and was ordered not to have alcohol.

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