Chickasha man makes citizen’s arrest for DUI

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Jared Shepperd, his wife and two-year-old son were on their way to his sister’s house in Chickasha.

As he was crossing the bridge over the turnpike on Country Club Road, he saw a car headed straight for them, going south in the northbound lane.

“It was either hit her, reverse or take it off over the edge, and I wasn’t taking either one," Shepperd said. "I was going backwards."

Shepperd threw his car in reverse and sped backwards at 35 miles per hour.

“It would’ve been something you’d have seen in like Fast and the Furious or something,” he said.

Shepperd said the woman almost hit them, but then seemed to come to and swerved back into her lane.

He whipped around and chased her back to the intersection of Country Club and 9th.

“Told her I wasn’t allowing her to leave until Chickasha showed up,” Shepperd said.

Police arrived and did a field sobriety test on Joley Schulte, 44.

But, since the officer didn’t witness the offense, he told Shepperd he had to make a citizen’s arrest.

“They had me tell her that she was being arrested for DUI and reckless driving,” Shepperd said.

Shepperd has served as a volunteer firefighter for several departments and has seen his fair share of gruesome accidents.

He said it’s partly what made him chase this woman down.

“She could’ve killed somebody," Shepperd said. "Even the Chickasha police officer said the same thing.  He goes, 'I’m glad ya’ll turned around and stopped her, because she could’ve killed somebody.'"

Shepperd’s wife is not surprised at her husband’s actions.

“It’s like him. It is. It definitely is like him," Amber Shepperd said. "And, I’m proud of him."

Shepperd said police told him he would have to testify in court, and he said he’s more than happy to see this case through.

Schulte was booked into the Grady County jail Monday on a charge of DUI.

She bonded out on Tuesday.

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