The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s nephew Caleb, 21, arrested for DUI following crash that left him in critical condition

THE Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's nephew Caleb was arrested for DUI more than a month after a truck crash that left him in critical condition.

On March 10, the 21-year-old and Ree's husband, Ladd Drummond, were involved in a collision while battling a grass fire on their family's Oklahoma ranch.


According to the Osage County Jail in Oklahoma, Caleb is now facing charges of driving under the influence, as well as transporting an open container of beer and carrying firearms while under the influence.

While it is not clear if Caleb, a firefigther, is in custody at the moment, the Osage County Sheriff's Department reveals that his charges are still pending and the investigation is ongoing.

Last month, Caleb found himself in critical condition after his firetruck collided with another firetruck – driven by Ladd – while battling a fire on the Drummond Ranch.

Law enforcement revealed at the time the hard impact ejected Ree's nephew – who was not wearing a seatbelt – 70 feet from the truck.

Caleb suffered injuries to his head, internal torso, arm and leg.


Following the accident Ree, 52, shared a statement: “Caleb and Ladd are in the hospital, but we think they will both be okay. As a family we are giving thanks today, knowing things could have been much worse. Thank you all for your love and kindness. It means a lot.”

While Ladd did not have any reported injuries at the time, Ree would later reveal that her husband of 25 years actually broke his neck.

Ree, in a blog post, also revealed Ladd will now have to wear a brace to their daughter Alex's wedding.

She wrote: "He will have to wear a neck brace for several weeks to let the other fracture heal, and the girls and I will bling out the brace for Alex's wedding…but we are just grateful he will be here for Alex's wedding."

Alex is set to wed fiancé Mauricio Scott on May 1.

The Food Network star has always been open with how close she is with her children, and last year she revealed just how tough it has been with her daughters out of the house.

In an interview with Cowboys & Indians, she said: "When Alex, my oldest, left for college in 2015, it was sad and difficult as is always the case when the first kid goes to college.

“But I still had my second daughter, Paige, at home, so while we experienced a void where Alex had been, the vibe in our household was still the same.”

The couple, who tied the knot in 1996, share four kids: daughters Alex 23, and Paige, 21, and sons Bryce, 18, and Todd, 17.


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