From Conway Police Department reports
Driver suspected of taking medications before crashing into another vehicle
A man suspected of leaving a crash scene at St. Joseph Elementary School on Thursday was also cited for allegedly driving while impaired.
According to an incident report, Conway officers were paged out shortly after 3 p.m. to the elementary school in reference to a two-vehicle crash. However, officers learned one of the involved vehicles fled the scene before authorities arrived. The vehicle in question was soon located in the Arby's parking lot.
"Upon my arrival at Arby's, I observed a black in color Volvo ... across parking spaces facing east and the front of it in the bushes," one of the responding officers wrote in his report.
Officers suspected the man was impaired, noting the 57-year-old suspect was talking to a woman in the parking lot and that when she stepped away from his vehicle he proceeded to drive into the bushes surrounding the parking lot. As officers began speaking with the suspect, they noticed his speech was slurred.
The man told police he was unaware that he'd crashed into another vehicle and that he was on his way over to the county jail to serve time on an eight-day sentence he'd recently received.
"[The suspect] said he didn't know he had hit a vehicle at the school and was just trying to get to the jail to serve another day of his [eight-day] jail sentence," the incident report reads in part. "I asked [the suspect] if he had consumed any alcohol today and he said no. I asked [the suspect] if he had taken any drugs or [medications] today and he said [he'd taken] his prescription meds about an hour ago."
While in the booking room at the police department, the arresting officer asked the 57-year-old man to take a breathalyzer test. The man consented but did not show to have any alcohol in his system.
According to the incident report, after the suspect was unable to provide a urine sample, he was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway to have blood drawn so that it could be analyzed at the State Crime Lab to determine if there were any narcotics in the suspect's system.
The man was taken over to the county jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving, having no liability insurance and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. His blood sample has since been sent off to the State Crime Lab.
Conway woman allegedly steals Texas man's identity
A Texas man reported to authorities on Thursday that he believes a Conway woman stole his identity, causing his credit score to drop 200 points.
According to an incident report, the man's social security number was stolen two years ago and that an unknown person has since "attempt[ed] to open 48 separate lines of credit."
The 38-year-old Texas victim said he recently attempted to refinance his home when he learned that his emergency credit card that he keeps in his safe had an outstanding $2,100 balance on it.
"[The man] stated that at this point, he began to look into his Capital One account to see where the money had went," the officer wrote in his report. "[He] informed me that the credit account that was used was connected to a card that stays in his safe at home and is to be used for emergencies only. [The victim] stated that he was able to ascertain that the suspect used his social security number to change the password on his Capital One account, labeled herself as a family member and issue[d] herself a credit card that was connected to [his] account."
Through this process, the Texas man said he was able to pinpoint the suspect, providing officers with the name of the University Park Apartments resident in question.