Traffic stop leads to rollover accident in Montgomery County


November 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A routine traffic stop resulted a rollover accident early this (Thursday) morning, in Montgomery County. Sheriff’s officials say neither the driver, 21-year old Cody K. Blystone, nor his passenger, 20-year old Cody W. Chapin, both of Red Oak, were injured.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a Red Oak Police officer activated his emergency lights just before 4-a.m., in an attempt to stop a 2006 Chevy Equinox that was traveling east on Bluegrass Road. After he did so, the SUV accelerated and continued east on Bluegrass, through the S-curves where the road becomes 207th Street. The SUV was exiting the curve back to the east when it went out of control near 1961 207th Street. The vehicle crossed the center of the road, entered the north ditch and rolled onto its left side. It continued to overturn as it slid in the ditch, and made contact with a field drive. The SUV finally came to rest after it flipped once more, and landed on its wheels.

After Blystone and Chapin were checked for injuries by Red Oak Fire and Rescue personnel, Blystone was transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was charged with OWI/1st Offense and Reckless Driving. Blystone was being held in the jail on $1,000 bond. The SUV, owned by 20-year old Megan Backstrom, of Red Oak, sustained about $15,000 damage.