Jul 5, 2010 5:21 PM by Matt Stafford

CO prison escapee caught in Oklahoma

A driver has discovered it's a good idea to use turn signals if you're an escapee from a Colorado prison.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Rickey Hunter was pulled over by a trooper in Enid about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Trooper Josh Byrd said in a report that Hunter had failed to use his turn signals before rounding two corners.

Byrd's report said Hunter failed a field-sobriety test and gave the trooper a fake driver's license with a picture that looked nothing like Hunter. The trooper said Hunter's real ID documents turned up hidden in the back of his wallet.

That enabled Byrd to identify Hunter as an escapee from a minimum-security state prison in Colorado, where he had been serving a four-year sentence for larceny.

Hunter is being held in the Garfield County Jail, awaiting pickup by Colorado authorities. He also now faces charges in Oklahoma of driving under the influence of alcohol, presenting false identification and driving with a canceled license.



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