At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 6, Officer Jordan Clark was dispatched to a motorist assist on Hwy. 75 just north of the Haning St. overpass. Police dispatch advised that the caller stated there was a vehicle sitting in the median and there appeared to be someone sitting in the driver’s seat.
Officer Clark arrived on scene and spoke with the driver of the vehicle, Tasia Green, 27, of Howe. While Clark was speaking with Green he noticed that she was very disoriented and was unsteady on her feet. She told Officer Clark she had recently taken prescription pain medication that was not prescribed to her. The officer conducted a consent search of the vehicle and located seven white oblong tablets scored Watson 540 (Lortab). Green stated that she did not have a prescription for the pills located. Green’s mother arrived on scene to take custody of the two children (4 and 2) who were in the vehicle, while Clark attempted to administer standard field sobriety tests, but the subject was unable to perform the walk and turn or one-leg stand.
Green was arrested for DWI w/child and transported to Wilson N Jones for a consent blood draw. Clark was assisted by Game Warden Hummert, who is a drug recognition expert, and he assisted in gathering further evidence of intoxication. Green was eventually transported to the Grayson County Jail and booked in for possession of a dangerous drug and DWI w/ child.
On Oct. 5, at approx 8:30 p.m., Clark and Officer Bryan Jones attempted to stop a vehice on northbound Hwy. 75 for a traffic violation but the vehicle failed to yield. The vehicle continued northbound on Hwy. 75 traveling at speeds of 65-70 mph.
The driver of the vehicle exited 75 numerous times and began circling the area between Hwy. 91 and FM 84 in the Denison area. Clark had Grayson County dispatch notify Oklahoma Highway Patrol and request their assistance if the subject crossed over into Oklahoma. The vehicle crossed into Oklahoma and OHP deployed spike strips which deflated all four tires on the suspect’s vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Steinlage, 41, of Springdale, Ark., was taken into custody without incident. OHP assisted by transporting Steinlage to the Bryan County Jail and booked him in for evading arrest w/motor vehicle.