We have learned via the Ogle Mole Network that Cleveland County Clerk Tammy Belinson – someone who claims to be dedicated, trusted and professional – was arrested on DUI charges back in May, following a single-car accident in South Oklahoma City.
As far as we know, the arrest has not been reported by any local media outlets. Here’s the mugshot:
According to the police report, Belinson – who is also an executive board member of the Cleveland County GOP – crashed into a fire hydrant while making a turn near SW 104th and Santa Fe at around 4 p.m. on May 4th.
When police arrived on the scene, Belinson was allegedly slurring her words, unsteady on her feet and – like any Sith lord out celebrating Star Wars Day – smelled like alcohol.
She also had a McDonald’s cup filled with wine in her center console and an open box of wine in her passenger seat, because you know, Oklahoma. I’m going to take a wild guess and say it was a Bota Box Pinot Grigio. It pairs great with french fries and cheeseburgers.
Here’s the full breakdown of the scene from the police report:
Unlike when former Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill was arrested on DUI charges in 2014 (apparently drinking and driving is a pastime of county clerks everywhere), we have no clue if Belinson was “boned” out of jail.
For what it’s worth, this is Belinson’s second DUI arrest – that we know of – since she began serving as Cleveland County Clerk in 2008. The other occurred in rural Cleveland County in 2010. That’s when she went by her maiden name, Tammy Howard.
I checked OSCN to see if there were any more details about the 2010 and 2020 arrests, but surprisingly, none of the records appear to be online. Crazy, huh!? Maybe a County Court Clerk accidentally lost them or something.
Anyway, we’ve requested bodycam footage from the OKCPD. We’ll share it if we get it. Stay With The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.
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