- Ada, Oklahoma

Local News

December 30, 2013

Man charged with child endangerment

Ada — An Ada man was charged with three felonies Monday in connection with a crash which occurred Friday.

Jesse Lee Dalton Pratt, 36, Ada, was charged with child endangerment by driving under the influence, driving under the influence-second and subsequent and possession of a controlled dangerous substance- second and subsequent.

 The wreck occurred in the 1000 block of W. Main Street at 2:43 p.m. According to Ada Police Officer Kevin Heck, Pratt was driving a 1993 Ford Explorer east on Main Street when he ran off the road to the right and crashed into an electric lamp post and then into a parked car. The impact destroyed the lamp post but only caused minor damage to the car parked in a used car lot.

Two children, ages 4 and 7, were riding as unrestrained passengers in the vehicle when the crash occurred, according to Heck.

“Sergeant Jason Mosley [reported] two spider cracks in the windshield of the passenger side of the vehicle that appeared to have been caused by the children hitting their heads,” Heck wrote in a report.

No one involved was taken to the hospital. The children were released to a relative. Heck said Pratt seemed to be lethargic when speaking so he was given a standard field sobriety test. Pratt seemed very unbalanced, Heck wrote.

Pratt was arrested on suspicion of improper tag display, no child restraints, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, driving under the influence of intoxicants and child endangerment.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

Who do you blame more for the trouble in Gaza?

The Israelis
     View Results