TULSA - There's still no sign of any criminal charges being filed against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper suspected of being DUI after a crash that totaled a patrol boat.
Trooper Joshua Davies was arrested Thursday, July 3 after crashing his patrol vehicle while hauling the $65,000 boat.
He reportedly blew a .026 on the breathalyzer after his arrest.
Some have questioned why it has taken so long to file criminal charges in the case.
Capt. George Brown of OHP tells KRMG part of the problem was timing.
"The Fourth of July holiday set us back a little bit," he said.
But he admitted that people who say charges would have been filed more quickly if the suspect wasn't a trooper have a point.
"There's probably some truth to that. Bear in mind, we're dealing with state property. The officer was on duty, he was dealing with state property. Therefore, an internal investigation will accompany the criminal investigation. So, it's more than just a DUI arrest, in a sense."
He says a probable cause affidavit outlining potential charges against Trooper Joshua Davies was filed the day of the arrest.