By Randy Mitchell

City Editor

ADA — An Ada city employee was arrested after she allegedly caused a crash Thursday while under the influence of alcohol.

According to a report by Ada Police Officer Kylor Pool, Agnes Letellier, a jailer for the city of Ada was arrested after she allegedly crashed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic light.

The crash occurred at the intersection of 16th and Mississippi at 11:10 p.m. Letellier allegedly crashed into the rear of one stopped vehicle driving it into another vehicle stopped in front of it. Pool spoke with Letellier after the crash.

“I observed her to be extremely unsteady on her feet and have a slowed and delayed reaction to my questions and in her movements,” Pool said. “I further observed her to have very thick slurred speech and have an odor associated with an alcoholic beverage coming from her person.”

The driver of one of the stopped vehicles, Darrell Wood, was taken by private vehicle to Valley View Regional Hospital complaining of neck and head pain. The other driver, Sydney Stoup, was not injured.

Letellier was taken to the city jail and given a sobriety test which Pool said indicated she had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17, more than twice the legal limit. She was arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

After arresting Letellier, Pool said he noticed a small pistol in her jacket.

“At the time I took the Taurus .380 pistol into my possession and secured it,” Pool said. The pistol had an empty chamber but had two live bullets in the magazine.”

Pool said Letellier informed them she had a rifle in the cab of her pickup and wanted it removed before it was taken by a wrecker service.

“The rifle had a shot-off round in the chamber and had several live rounds in its magazine well,” Pool said.

Letellier was also arrested for suspicion of possession of a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. City officials said Monday the matter is still under investigation and they could not comment on Letellier’s employment status.

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