From Conway Police Department reports
Local teen charged with DWI following crash
A Conway teen was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Miller Myers, 18, faces a DWI following a 2 a.m. single-vehicle crash.
According to an incident report, authorities were called out to a crash on Wasson Road involving a vehicle that was "possibly on fire."
The responding officer noted the fire department was already on scene when he arrived at the crash and that "the vehicle was not burning" when he got there.
Myers told police he crashed into the ditch after one of his tires had a blow out, according to the report.
"The vehicle was in a ditch on the east side of the road," the responding officer wrote in his report. "I spoke with the driver, Miller Myers. Myers stated that he had left a friend's house in [the] Cresthaven subdivision and was driving north on Wasson Rd. While traveling north, his vehicle tire had blown and he had lost control, crashing the vehicle."
While speaking with Myers, the responding officer said he "began to notice several signs of possible impairment."
In his report, the officer noted Myers was having trouble standing still, noting that at one point, Myers was standing straight up and slowly began leaning back, almost falling to the ground. The officer also said he could smell intoxicants and that Myers' speech was slightly slurred.
Myers agreed to perform a few field sobriety tests and after reportedly performing poorly, agreed to also take a breathalyzer test, which showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.109 and he was ultimately arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. While at the police department, the responding officer had Myers take a second breathalyzer test following a 20-minute waiting period. During the second test, Myers' BAC showed to be 0.09.
Traffic stop leads to meth charges
A Cabot man was arrested shortly before 9 a.m. Friday after police reportedly found meth in the vehicle he was driving during a traffic stop along Oak Street.
A Conway officer noticed the vehicle "abrupt[ly] turn into Metro PCS" and that the driver, 34-year-old James Ray, did not use a turn signal until it began turning.
Because Arkansas law mandates a turn signal must be used within at least 100 feet prior to making a turn, the officer said he decided to stop the vehicle.
While asking the driver for his ID along with proof insurance and the vehicle's registration paperwork, the officer said Ray seemed nervous, noting Ray's hands were visibly shaking. Before running Ray's information through dispatch, he also requested the passenger's ID.
Both individuals showed to have suspended driver's licenses and active warrants out of multiple departments.
"After [running their information through ATLAS], I discovered that Ray had active misdemeanor warrants out of the Beebe Police Department and the Cabot Police Department," the officer wrote in his report. "He also showed to have a suspended license. [Amy] Hernandez also showed to have an active misdemeanor warrant out of the Little Rock Police Department, but it was out of extradition. She also had a suspended license."
At this point, Ray was handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license. The officer also asked Ray for consent to search the vehicle, "based on Ray's nervous behavior."
According to the report, Ray denied consent because "it was his friends' vehicle."
The officers called a tow truck to the scene since Hernandez was unable to legally drive the vehicle and began inventorying the items inside for the tow truck driver. While inventorying the items inside the vehicle, the officer reportedly found a brown pipe with suspected marijuana residue inside it.
"The discovery of this contraband transitioned the inventory into a probable cause search," the officer stated in his report.
During the search, authorities reportedly found "a bag containing a large amount of suspected methamphetamine" in the driver's side door panel as well as a black bag with a digital scale, multiple plastic baggies and a separate baggie that had approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine in it.
A field test kit showed the substance tested positive for meth and Ray was ultimately charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and failing to signal for a turn before being taken to the county jail.