New details about arrest of Durant council member
DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — We now have new information regarding the arrest of Durant City Council member Danny Sherrer.
KTEN has reviewed the arrest report of the incident that unfolded shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday, August 5.
The arresting officer said Sherrer's pickup truck was pulled over on the U.S. 70 bypass after observing the vehicle drifting onto the right shoulder.
When asked if he had been drinking that night, Sherrer confirmed he had had two drinks.
The officer then asked Sherrer to exit the vehicle to perform a standardized field sobriety test on him. Sherrer attempted and failed to do the one-leg stand test.
"Mr. Sherrer had red watery bloodshot eyes, thick tongued speech, and was unsteady on his feet," according to the police officer's narrative. "Mr. Sherrer was having a difficult time following simple instructions given to him."
As he was being handcuffed, Sherrer informed the arresting officer that he was armed.
"Mr. Sherrer had a black Sig Saur P365 9mm concealed in a brown leather holder inside his waistband on his right hip," the police report said.
Sherrer was then arrested and booked for belief of intoxication substance other than alcohol.
Sherrer agreed to a breathalyzer test — which was inconclusive — and a blood test, but Durant police said those results can take can take months to be analyzed.