Former officer on the run after being charged for drunk driving crash

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ADA, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is searching for Adam Vanlandingham, 27.
They say Vandladingham caused an accident on State Highway 59-A last month that left Jerome Carter, 20, seriously injured.

"We're knocking on doors last night, even going to his attorney's office to try to locate him," District Attorney Paul Smith said," it has not been successful it appears that the chase is on."

An accident report states Vanlandingham was heading East on 59-A and was turning onto a county road, when he collided with Carter who was on his motorcycle in the westbound lane.

"He didn't yield, he failed to yield, and almost at the same time Jerome was getting ready to go through the intersection," Famiy spokesperson Larza Gonazalez said.

Troopers say Vanlandingham (a former Ada officer) was under the influence of alcohol.

Troopers tell us they didn't arrest him at the time for DUI, so that harsher charges could be potentially filed later.

Carter has been in the hospital for the past six weeks.

"He has broken bones, broken leg, C1, a broken neck," Gonzalez said.

Jerome's mouth has also been wired shut, his mother, Iva, says he's lost feeling on his right side.

"I'm devastated," Carter said.

Vanlandingham's bond has been set at half a million dollars.

"He should be locked up without bond, he is a flight risk and should not have a bond set for him," Carter said.

Court records show Vanlandingham pleaded guilty to DUI last year.

He was given a one year deferred sentence.

"Adam turn yourself in, God is not only looking but the people are looking," Carter said.