As we like to say, it's been another banner week for Oklahoma law enforcement.
The Thunder fan pictured above is now former Canadian County Deputy Cameron Henderson. He made the news last weekend when he got blitz, drove around in his patrol car, crashed it into a fence and then, for good measure, tried to break into a house.
Police say a Canadian County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested on Friday after driving intoxicated in a sheriff’s unit.
Cameron Timothy Henderson was taken into custody. He later bonded out, according to police. Henderson is a resident of Piedmont and also a deputy.
Piedmont Police Chief Scott Singer said regardless of the suspect’s connection to the Sheriff’s Office and his familiar name, this is a case of an individual driving intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle. As a result, Singer confirms a large amount of property was damaged.
Singer said on Friday evening around 10:00, residents in the 1000 block of Olde Town Drive in Piedmont called police. They reported that a man was knocking on their back door and back window, asking them to get into the house. The homeowners convinced Henderson to go to the front door and wait there when they called police.
Officers arrived to find a heavily damaged Canadian County sheriff’s vehicle. It was a Chevrolet Tahoe with the front bumper torn off in the driveway. According to Singer, the vehicle was heavily damaged and inoperable.
Singer said Henderson appeared to be intoxicated. A field sobriety examination was completed. Henderson blew a .24 during the breathalyzer examination, which is more than three times the legal limit in Oklahoma. He said Henderson admitted to operating the sheriff’s vehicle.
News 9 got the dark, grainy dashboard video. It doesn't show a lot but you can watch it here.
Anyway, this may look bad, but I think Cameron will be okay and back in law enforcement in no time. Cops can get away with just about anything in Oklahoma. Cameron could say Nazi and skinhead gang members spiked his drink and everyone will probably buy it.
Plus, his dad is apparently Oklahoma County Judge Timothy Henderson. He's a former prosecutor, cop and one of David Prater's buddies. This is technically outside their jurisdiction, but it's good to have friends in high places.