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Conway woman arrested for public intoxication, leaving scene of accident

Posted: December 27, 2013 - 1:47pm

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Conway police arrested a woman for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident Thursday after officers say she wrecked her vehicle at a roundabout at the intersection of Freyaldenhoven Lane, Siebenmorgen Road and Bob Courtway Drive.

Officers responded to the scene around 1:50 p.m. and observed damage to a yellow arrow sign at the roundabout.

A witness told officers a silver car, with a child inside, struck the yellow sign, went through the center of the roundabout and left the scene.

Police located the abandoned vehicle, identified as a 2012 Kia Optima in the accident report, in the 1500 block Trison Lane, located approximately half a mile from the roundabout.

Officers said the vehicle contained a broken Sonic cup, and a liquid substance in the center console that had a strong odor of intoxicants. Police also located a bottle of Rose’s Grenadine, and an open box of Franzia Wine in the trunk.

Police said the driver, identified as a 24-year-old Conway woman, along with the vehicle’s owner, returned to the vehicle approximately an hour later.

Officers said the driver displayed slurred speech and “glassy eyes.”

“Due to her previous accident and seeming disregard for herself or the property of others, she was arrested for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident,” an officer noted in the police report.

Damage to the sign was estimated at $300 in the police report, while damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4,000.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. To comment on this and other stories, log on to thecabin.net.)

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 12/27/13 - 03:08 pm
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Wow

Just barely made made the cut-off for this year's "Mother of the Year" competition. Good job.

lawdude
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lawdude 12/27/13 - 10:45 pm
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No DWI?

Why wasn't she charged with DWI. This seems to be a recent trend.

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InsGuru 12/30/13 - 11:00 am
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Well..

Because there is no evidence she was? She left for an hour, who's to say she didn't do all her drinking in that time period?

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