Driver crosses the center line, detained on OWI and drug charges

BEDFORD – A Norman woman was arrested on Wednesday, November 22, after Bedford Police officers determined she was driving while intoxicated.

Katelyn Franqui-Sacchi

Police arrested 25-year-old Katelyn Franqui-Sacchi, on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI endangerment, OWI per se pending a blood draw, and possession of marijuana.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a Bedford Police officer was patrolling near 5th and X streets when he observed a driver of a black 2017 Jeep Cherokee failing to maintain their lane of travel.

The officer observed the vehicle cross the center lane once and the fog lane twice. The vehicle also did not have working taillights.

The driver Katelyn Franqui-Sacchi, was stopped near State Road 37 and 5th Street.

While she was retrieving her license and registration the officer told her, he observed her swerving all over the roadway. Franqui-Sacchi told the officer she was not from Bedford and was originally from
New York and stated that she was looking at her GPS on her phone for directions home to Norman.

Due to Franqui-Sacchi not heading in the correct direction, the officer asked her where she had been, and she began to say “I am probably going to get arrested, they wanted to go to Shorty’s Den.”

Franqui-Sacchi admitted she had been drinking. While exiting the vehicle, Franqui-Sacchi staggered and had poor balance.

Franqui-Sacchi interrupted the officer and said “I am already going to fail, because I drank so I’ll go ahead and blow into your thing.” She blew 0.161 on a breathalyzer.

Franqui-Sacchi said she had drunk four Tequila Sunrises and two Vegas Bombs.

She failed several field sobriety tests and was detained. An inventory was done of her vehicle and police found marijuana in the center console. The vehicle was towed by Mikel’s Towing & Recovery LLC.

Franqui-Sacchi was transported to IU Health Bedford Hospital for a blood draw. Once that was completed she was transported to the Lawrence County Jail.