An Ada man was recently charged with a felony after allegedly causing a wreck in 2017 which left a person severely injured.
Tod Eugene Glover, 29, was charged Jan. 31 in Pontotoc County District Court with driving under the influence - causing great bodily injury.
The charge stemmed from a wreck which occurred Nov. 17.
Five people, including Glover, were injured in the collision.
The wreck occurred at 10:40 p.m. at the intersection of County Roads 1600 and 3560, four miles south of Ada.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Bagwell said Glover was driving a 1999 Ford pickup south on CR 3560 when he crashed into the back of a 2012 Dodge van driven by 40-year-old Georgia Hubbard of Ada.
The van then left the road and rolled an unknown number of times, Bagwell said in a report.
Glover was taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada, where he was treated and released.
Hubbard refused treatment at the scene, Bagwell said.
A passenger in the van, a 17-year-old minor, was taken by Air Evac Lifeteam to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with a back injury.
Three other passengers in the van — 42-year-old Lacretta McDow of Ada, 19-year-old Anjel Capilla of Ada and a 1-year-old child of Ada, were all taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada — where they were treated and released.
Bagwell listed the cause of the wreck as driving under the influence.
Hubbard told Bagwell they were traveling south on Kerr Lab Road (CR 3560) when they were struck from behind. She said the impact forced the van off the road, where it rolled numerous times, according to a court affidavit.
Bagwell also spoke with Glover who said the van was stopped in the roadway and that was why he hit them, according to the affidavit.
Bagwell said during an inventory search of the vehicle Glover was driving, he located a bottle which contained a small amount of marijuana.
Bagwell spoke with Glover at the emergency room after the wreck and said his speech was slow and he appeared drowsy.
“Glover stated that he had one drink earlier in the night at (a local restaurant),” Bagwell said. “He also stated that he had smoked a joint earlier and also took one oxycodone earlier in the afternoon.”
According to court records, a warrant with a bond amount of $100,000 was issued Jan. 31 for Glover’s arrest. As of press time Tuesday, he had not been arrested.