An intoxicated driver now facing charges after passenger was partially ejected

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An intoxicated driver is now facing charges after authorities say he injured himself and two others in a pin-in Thursday evening.

It happened just after 6 p.m. on Highway 277, one mile east of Elgin, Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an SUV driven by Braedon Scott, 26, hit another stopped SUV that was trying to turn onto a private drive.

Scott’s passenger, Christopher Fanning was partially ejected through the front windshield and pinned for approximately 30 minutes before the Elgin Fire Department freed him with the jaws of life.

Fanning had to be transferred from Comanche County Memorial Hospital to OU Medical Center where he is said to be in critical condition.

The driver and passenger in the stopped vehicle were treated and released for head injuries.

The 9-month-old baby riding in that car was uninjured.

Scott was arrested after being treated at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

He is charged with failure to wear his seatbelt, DUI causing bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol and transporting an open container.

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