Two Arkansas women were arrested for public intoxication, and one additionally for endangering minors, after employees and patrons of a local Burger King complained about the women to Conway police.
Officers arrived on scene, in the 900 block of Skyline Drive, around 9:33 p.m. and located the women, along with a five-year-old girl and one-year-old boy.
Police received multiple complaints of the women bragging about how much alcohol they had consumed, and at one point one of the women stated, "we are too drunk to even order food."
Police said the women — one a 27-year-old Romance woman and the other a 30-year-old Bee Branch resident — initially lied about the amount of alcohol they had consumed, and one informed officers she was afraid to speak with them.
After officers informed the women they smelled of alcohol, displayed slurred speech and difficulty standing, the women were more truthful with their answers.
The two women informed officers they were on their way to Bee Branch, and stopped at the restaurant to "get some food in their system," the police report states.
The Romance woman, who was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, informed police her boyfriend could pick up the children, at which time he was contacted.
After being transported to the Faulkner County jail, police said the Romance woman became angry because she was not allowed her medication until after her medical screening was complete. Police said the woman began to scream, beat her head against a wall and stated multiple times she would kill herself. Counseling Associates was notified due to the woman’s statements, police said.
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