As some might recall, I was arrested and jailed in Bixby, Oklahoma on April 19, 2008 for driving under the influence of [prescribed] drugs. After a long afternoon of waiting at the municipal courthouse today for the results of a pre-trial conference, I received word from my attorney the case was being dismissed without costs upon the recommendation of the prosecutor. I wish to thank all of you who write for, comment at, or read Connexions in regard to the thoughts and prayers you have offered. I especially extend thanks to my attorney, David Tipton Ball of Stroud for his legal services, sleep specialist Dr. Neil Feldman of Florida for medico-legal issue professional consultation, the prosecutor for taking a serious look at the case, the judge for accepting the prosecutor’s recommendation, and of course, my family, my church family and loyal friends. And in the blogging world beyond Connexions, I give particular thanks to “John the Methodist” of Locusts and Honey for his ongoing and steadfast encouragement. I appreciated too, a thoughtful email from Zach Wendling of In the Agora that helped me to put the arrest in perspective, and supportive emails from a friend in Florida whose college-age son has narcolepsy, both of whom I met at the Narcolepsy Network Convention in Irving, Texas in October 2006.
Stroud, Oklahoma USA