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Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's nephew Caleb charged with a DWI after falling asleep at the wheel


In April, Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s nephew Caleb was arrested over a month after his terrifying car crash also involving her husband Ladd.

Two months later, Caleb is facing a DWI charge after cops said he was ‘tipsy’ and ‘fast asleep’ in his car, according to TMZ.

The 21-year-old was reportedly sleeping in his car behind the wheel when cops pulled up to him.

The latest: In April, Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's nephew Caleb was arrested over a month after his terrifying car crash also involving her husband Ladd. Two months later, Caleb is facing a DWI charge after cops said he was 'tipsy' and 'fast asleep' in his car, according to TMZ

 The latest: In April, Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s nephew Caleb was arrested over a month after his terrifying car crash also involving her husband Ladd. Two months later, Caleb is facing a DWI charge after cops said he was ‘tipsy’ and ‘fast asleep’ in his car, according to TMZ

His blood alcohol level was .05, with two misdemeanor charges – driving while impaired and driving with an open container.

Caleb is not facing any weapon charges, per the outlet. 

They knocked on the window several times but he didn’t respond, per the outlet.

After they got into the car, they reportedly said there was an ‘overwhelming’ smell of alcohol in the car.

Family: The 21-year-old was reportedly sleeping in his car behind the wheel when cops pulled up to him; his Aunt Ree Drummond pictured

Family: The 21-year-old was reportedly sleeping in his car behind the wheel when cops pulled up to him; his Aunt Ree Drummond pictured

Caleb allegedly finally woke up, having fallen asleep with his foot on the brake and his car still in drive.

When he was told to get out of the car, he allegedly put the car in reverse on accident before losing his balance.

He had ‘red bloodshot eyes’ and ‘thick slurred speech’ and handed his credit card instead of his driver’s license.

He also allegedly told cops he ‘should have been driving’ and that he was ‘glad’ he ‘wasn’t caught a few hours ago.’ 

There reportedly was an open beer that was ‘cool to touch’ and ‘practically full,’ per TMZ with a loaded 9mm handgun and ammo.

The incident came just a month after his nearly fatal wreck in a head-on collision with Ladd Drummond, Ree’s husband. 

Legal: His blood alcohol level was .05, with two misdemeanor charges - driving while impaired and driving with an open container

Legal: His blood alcohol level was .05, with two misdemeanor charges – driving while impaired and driving with an open container

Ladd, 51, and Caleb, 21, were each driving a Himmat Fire Truck on March 10 when they collided head-on after winds caused visibility to decrease, with Caleb reportedly ejected 70 feet from the truck, since neither man was wearing a seat belt.

In addition to the DUI he was charged Saturday with carrying firearms under the influence and transporting an open container of beer, TMZ reported.

The Osage County Sheriff’s office have not disclosed detailed information about the arrest and it is unknown whether he remains in custody.

The Instagram page for Ree’s The Pioneer Woman Magazine, featuring Ladd’s kids Alex and Todd, offered an update on the accident earlier this month, with their prognosis looking good.

‘Ladd and Caleb are healing up after their accident on the ranch,’ the statement read, adding, ‘And the Drummond family is so grateful for all of your kind words!’

They also directed fans to The Pioneer Woman website, where they featured a video segment called Ask Alex, where Ladd’s daughter Alex, 23, and son Todd, 17, offered a new update on their father.

‘A lot of people are asking how our dad is. He’s doing a lot better. He’s recovering and he’s even starting to get back into ranch work,’ Alex said.

Details: Ladd (pictured), 51, and Caleb, 21, were each driving a Himmat Fire Truck on March 10 when they collided head-on after winds caused visibility to decrease

Details: Ladd (pictured), 51, and Caleb, 21, were each driving a Himmat Fire Truck on March 10 when they collided head-on after winds caused visibility to decrease 

Frightening: Caleb (pictured) was reportedly ejected 70 feet from the truck, since neither man was wearing a seat belt

Frightening: Caleb (pictured) was reportedly ejected 70 feet from the truck, since neither man was wearing a seat belt 

Update: They also directed fans to The Pioneer Woman website, where they featured a video segment called Ask Alex, where Ladd's daughter Alex, 23, and son Todd, 17, offered a new update on their father

Update: They also directed fans to The Pioneer Woman website, where they featured a video segment called Ask Alex, where Ladd’s daughter Alex, 23, and son Todd, 17, offered a new update on their father

She added that his mobility is, ‘a little limited’ at the moment, but Ladd is, ‘still able to hang.’

Todd also said that, ‘Caleb is doing good. He’s pretty much all healed up and back to his normal life.’

Alex said that Ladd, ‘had some broken neck issues’ and he just had to have surgery, ‘so he’s healing up from that.’ 

Limited: She added that his mobility is, 'a little limited' at the moment, but Ladd is, 'still able to hang'

Limited: She added that his mobility is, ‘a little limited’ at the moment, but Ladd is, ‘still able to hang’

Healed: Todd also said that, 'Caleb is doing good. He's pretty much all healed up and back to his normal life'

Healed: Todd also said that, ‘Caleb is doing good. He’s pretty much all healed up and back to his normal life’

Issues: Alex said that Ladd, 'had some broken neck issues' and he just had to have surgery, 'so he's healing up from that'

Issues: Alex said that Ladd, ‘had some broken neck issues’ and he just had to have surgery, ‘so he’s healing up from that’

After the accident, which took place on March 10 near Pawhuska, Oklahoma, both men were taken to the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Caleb was admitted in critical condition with head, arm, leg and internal injuries, according to the report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Ree revealed in a March 15 blog post that both Ladd and Caleb were responding to a fire on the ranch when the accident happened.

Ree and Ladd: Ree revealed in a March 15 blog post that both Ladd and Caleb were responding to a fire on the ranch when the accident happened

Ree and Ladd: Ree revealed in a March 15 blog post that both Ladd and Caleb were responding to a fire on the ranch when the accident happened

While Ladd initially refused help, he was taken to the hospital after learning his neck was broken in two different places, which was nearly catastrophic.

‘Rather than wish the accident didn’t happen, I’m gonna live in a state of gratitude—not just for the guys being okay, but also for the love, kindness, and prayers of so many of you,’ Ree wrote on her blog.

‘Thank you all so very much for reaching out to our family and for keeping us in your hearts through the past several days. I can’t tell you how much it means to all of us, and I’ll never, ever forget it!’ she added.

Ree wrote: 'Rather than wish the accident didn't happen, I'm gonna live in a state of gratitude—not just for the guys being okay, but also for the love, kindness, and prayers of so many of you,' Ree wrote on her blog

Ree wrote: ‘Rather than wish the accident didn’t happen, I’m gonna live in a state of gratitude—not just for the guys being okay, but also for the love, kindness, and prayers of so many of you,’ Ree wrote on her blog





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