Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rep. Roberts Assists Patrolman with Highway-side Arrest

When a highway patrolman was struggling to arrest a drug trafficker on the side of I-35 last Sunday evening, many drivers called 911 to report the fight. State Rep. Dustin Roberts (R-Durant), however, noticed the altercation, and stopped to lend a hand.

Before backup could arrive, Roberts assisted the officer in handcuffing the man, who had been fighting with trooper for several minutes. Roberts is a freshman legislator and a Navy veteran.

KXII News (southern OK/northern TX) is airing a feature story tonight at 10pm, and the Daily Ardmoreite newspaper has a story coming out tomorrow.

Our thanks and congratulations to both the highway patrolman and Rep. Roberts - true public servants!

UPDATE: Here is the KXII story, and here is a Durant Daily Democrat story.