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Oklahoma’s First Lady Sarah Stitt is responsible for two separate wrecks in state vehicles in less than a year. Reporting on the reckless driver our governor is married to has been all but squashed by the governor’s office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Edmond Police Department.
Why? Here’s what we know so far: Stitt has crashed at least two state vehicles. It is unknown at this time if there are additional unreported wrecks caused by the First Lady. One incident was March 6, 2020. The other was December 17, 2020.
The vehicles Stitt crashed were both owned by the state: 2019 black Chevy Suburban – purchased for $56,612 and another 2019 black Chevy Suburban – purchased for $40,996.25. Stitt caused both wrecks. In March, Stitt was exiting a private drive in Edmond when she failed to yield – crashing into a 2017 Kia Soul with two occupants.
In December, Stitt blew through a traffic light and collided with a 2014 gray Ford. She was uninjured but her victim was taken to the hospital. A wrecker was required to take both vehicles from the scene. Repair costs currently sit at more than $4,000 for the March incident.
The costs from Stitt’s December wreck have not been made public at time of publish. Stitt was not ticketed for causing either wreck, and the governor’s office has remained largely quiet on the incidents. She was driving vehicles fully equipped with lights, sirens and law enforcement radio communications and was only allowed to drive these vehicles while on “state business.”
Based on reporting, it does not appear Stitt was ever administered any sobriety tests to confirm whether or not she was under the influence of substances when she caused either wreck – one of which sent an Oklahoman to the hospital.
So, we have questions.
What official state business was Sarah Stitt on when she caused these wrecks?
Why wasn’t she administered a sobriety test either time?
What is the cost of the damage to both our state vehicle and the victim’s vehicle?
Is the state paying the victim’s medical costs associated with Stitt wrecking into their car?
Why are there two sets of rules for Oklahomans and the Governor’s family?
Unrelated – but has anyone seen Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell in a while? Is he okay?