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Trucker Holds Suspected Drunk Driver At Gunpoint Until Cops Arrive


A truck driver likely saved lives when he forced a suspected drunk driver to stop and held him at gunpoint until the Oklahoma Highway Patrol could arrive to arrest him.

The incident happened before 2 a.m. Sunday morning on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Tulsa.

Suspect Hit Wall and Kept Going

Tyson Schunk, 33, reportedly hit a wall near the Pine Street underpass several times with his Toyota Corolla but did not stop. A witness called in the incident to the Highway Patrol.

Trucker Held Man At Gunpoint When He Tried To Flee

Schunk drove about two miles after crashing before an unnamed truck driver forced him to stop. Schunk tried to flee the scene, but the truck driver held him at gunpoint until troopers arrived.

Schunk told the arresting troopers that he did not know he had been involved in a collision. After failing three field sobriety tests, troopers say that Schunk’s blood alcohol level in two tests was .18 and then .19.

Troopers charged Schunk with aggravated DUI and with fleeing the scene of an accident. He was released on a $2000 bond.

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