Among reports recently released by the Conway Police Department:
• Police responded to call about a personal injury accident Wednesday afternoon on Sturgis Road across from Virco, involving a driver who was reportedly “in and out of consciousness.” When police arrived at the scene, they discovered a 21-year-old Greenbrier man slumped over in the seat of the car. The man told police he had parked his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer in the ditch at the scene and pulled it up against the tree on high ground “so he didn’t get stuck.” Police advised the man the ditch was “over chest deep” from the road’s edge, but the driver reportedly insisted he had parked there and had not passed out. According to the report, the man had bloodshot eyes that he could not keep open and “couldn’t make a whole sentence,” slurring his words. Officers located a black pipe on the passenger side floorboard and a small piece of a plastic bag containing three Xanax pills. Police also located a Rutger ranch rifle in the back seat. While walking to the patrol car, the man reportedly admitted to having consumed alcohol, “smoking a bowl,” and taking “a full bar.” At the police department, the driver refused all tests he was asked to take. The man was processed and taken to Faulkner County jail, where he was booked on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI (first offense), and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
• Emergency room employees contacted police Tuesday evening after a 68-year-old Conway man was admitted to the hospital for an animal bite. The man told police he discovered an opossum in the kitchen at his Harrison Street home, and was attempting to remove the animal and had picked it up, when the animal turned and bit him on the wrist. The man successfully removed the opossum from his home before heading to the emergency room.