From Conway Police Department reports
Man cited for DWI on Tuesday
A 44-year-old Conway man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Tuesday night.
According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling Oak Street shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday when he saw a white Mercury sedan swerving over both the double yellow lines and the fog line.
When the officer initiated the traffic stop by turning his blue lights on, the suspect driver, identified as Kevin Ellis, "pulled to the rights side of the roadway and stopped on Oak Street, west of Chestnut Street." Because the suspect parked in the street, the officer walked up to the passenger side to speak with Ellis, where he could immediately "smell the strong odor of intoxicants emitting from the vehicle. According to the incident report, once the officer began speaking with Ellis, he noticed an open Bush beer can sitting in the driver's side cup holder.
After noticing the open beer can, the officer reportedly asked Ellis if he'd been drinking. According to the incident report, Ellis "enthusiastically" admitted he'd been drinking.
Ellis reportedly told police he'd drank a pint of beer along with two cans of beer, noting he was working on his third before he was pulled over.
The 44-year-old suspect did not have his license on him, and instead provided officers with his ID. Officers soon learned the man has a suspended license, despite Ellis' claims that his license was no longer suspended.
Ellis was asked to perform a few sobriety tests on scene. After performing poorly on the tests and taking a breathalyzer test on scene that showed his blood alcohol content level was 0.21, Ellis was ultimately cited for driving on a suspended license, driving left of center, having an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle and for a DWI. Prior to being taken to the county jail, Ellis was taken to the police department, where he took a second breathalyzer test. His second test showed his BAC was 0.23.
Woman reports intoxicated man who crashed into gas pump
Police are working to identify a suspect who reportedly crashed into a gas pump Tuesday evening.
According to an incident report, a woman called police shortly after 5:30 p.m. to report an unknown man driving a teal Toyota Sienna crashed into a gas pump at the Mobil on the Run gas station on Skyline Drive. The woman also told police she believed the suspect was intoxicated.
"The caller stated that she checked on the driver of the vehicle who appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel," the incident report reads in part. "The caller stated that the individual was intoxicated. The driver left the scene prior to officers' arrival. The caller stated that the driver had gotten on the interstate."
As one officer spoke with the witness, other officers in the area searched along the interstate and Oak Street in an unsuccessful attempt to locate the suspect vehicle.
The woman, who described the suspect as a white, 50-year-old man with brown curly hair and glasses, said she noticed the man had crashed into the concrete barrier by one of the gas pumps as she walked out of the store. The woman said that as she went to check on the man, she noticed he smelled strongly of alcohol.
"[The witness] stated that as she approached the vehicle she could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle," the incident report reads in part. "[She] stated that the driver was being belligerent and yelling, 'I'm not drunk.'"
The woman said she tried to get the man to stay and keep him from driving but that he left the scene anyway.
Security footage of the incident was not readily available for officers, according to the report.