From Conway Police Department reports
Man arrested on DWI charge Friday morning
A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Friday morning.
According to an incident report, a Conway officer noticed a white 2205 Chevrolet Tahoe violate several traffic laws around 8 a.m. Friday before pulling the vehicle over.
The officer noted he first saw the driver, later identified as Seth Shelby of Bryant, switch lanes "without signaling and nearly [colliding] with a Toyota Tundra" at a red light.
"The Tahoe ultimately pulled across the inside lane, into the turn lane, and merged onto I-40," the incident report reads in part. "Upon merging, the Tahoe began to enter the interstate without paying attention to a tractor towing a trailer beside it, nearly colliding with it."
The officer continued following the suspect vehicle until he was able to initiate a traffic stop near the next exit ramp. After Shelby turned onto Skyline drive, he yielded at a green traffic light before pulling over at the Road Runner gas station.
As the officer approached Shelby's vehicle and began talking with Shelby, he said he could immediately smell alcohol.
Shelby denied having any alcoholic drinks and agreed to take a few field sobriety tests. After performing poorly on the field sobriety tests and showing to have a blood alcohol content level of 0.26 following a breathalyzer test, Shelby was ultimately charged with careless driving and a DWI before being taken to the county jail.
Probationer jailed on suspicion of public intox
A 44-year-old Conway man was arrested Friday morning after allegedly showing up drunk to meet with his probation officer.
According to an incident report, Conway police were notified by a probation and parole officer that Greg Smith "had shown up for his appointment intoxicated" around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Conway officers went to the probation and parole office on Robins Street to speak with him, noting the man smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes when they arrived on scene.
"Based on these observations, I placed Smith under arrest for public intoxication," the responding officer noted in his report.
Man found sleeping in Target parking lot
Police found a man believed to be under the influence of narcotics sleeping in the Target parking lot Sunday morning.
According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling Elsinger Boulevard when he noticed a man who parked next to a tree was sleeping in his truck shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday. The officer reportedly went up to the white Toyota Sienna to check on the man sleeping behind the wheel.
"I walked up to the driver side and then to the passenger side, looking in the vehicle to see if any weapons or contraband were in plain sight," the officer wrote in his report. "After not observing any, I knocked on the driver window and the male awoke. The male asked what was going on in a slow, low, raspy voice and appeared to be disorientated. I informed the male that I was just checking on him, ensuring he was OK."
The 32-year-old man told the officer he was fine, noting he pulled over to sleep because he was tired after working late in Little Rock.
As the officer spoke with the man, identified as Robert Richard, he noticed the suspect's pupils were "extremely constricted, his eyelids were droopy" and that he was constantly falling back asleep. The officer also noted in his report that Richard "had open sores on the backs of his arms and that he had blood under his fingernails."
The man did not consent to letting the officer search him or his vehicle and refused to take a drug test.
Richard also threatened to sue the officer and the city if he was not released from the scene. The man was ultimately allowed to call someone to pick him up and he left the area.