JONESBORO, Ark. – A report paints a suspect as having an issue with drinking and driving.
The Jonesboro Police Department report begins at about 10:43 p.m. Tuesday night, when Officer Zachary McQuay was traveling east on Johnson Avenue, approaching the Bridge Street intersection. There, he noticed a 2013 Toyota Camry traveling north on Bridge, run a red light at johnson, and then make an improper right turn onto Johnson by turning into the inside lane inside of the outside, closest to the curb. McQuay initiated a traffic stop.
The officer made contact with the driver, Bryson Mitchell Young, 25, of Jonesboro, and immediately noticed he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He said he had only had one beer when asked. When the officer checked his license, he learned Young had his driving privileges revoked for excessive DWI offenses and was presently on parole.
The officer performed field sobriety testing on Young, who had trouble at every step. Finally, he blew a 0.141 on the portable breathalyzer test. Young was arrested and taken to Craighead County Detention Center, where the report says he refused to submit to a breath test, earning a misdemeanor charge.
He also faces a misdemeanor for the red light, a felony parole violation and a felony DWI for operation of a vehicle during a DWI license revocation.