Roberts was on his way to Oklahoma City for the next legislative session when he saw an Oklahoma State Trooper wrestling a man on the side of I-35 in Carter County, right outside Ardmore city limits. Roberts changed lanes to avoid the emergency vehicle then saw the trooper in the right hand lane struggling with someone and quickly pulled over.
“It’s nerve wracking to see somebody that’s putting their life on the line every day be in a dangerous situation like that,” Roberts said.
Roberts, along with another motorist, pulled over and after calling 911, approached the trooper. Roberts identified who he was and offered his help. The trooper accepted and let Roberts and the fellow patron know step by step what to do to end the struggle. Roberts assisted in placing handcuffs on the combative man.
“I put the handcuffs on him annd let the trooper know they were on,” Roberts said.
After the handcuffs were secure, the trooper searched the vehicle of Tony Wilson, Chicago, Illinois, and discovered a brick of marijuana that turned out to be approximately 10 pounds, according to Ken Duncan of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.