After wreck, woman arrested for DWI from weed

JONESBORO, Ark. – She’s accused of getting high while behind the wheel but she also is charged with having fictitious tags.

Just after 6 p.m. Monday evening at East Johnson Avenue and Melrose Street in Jonesboro, the intersection was lit up with activity when a green 2000 Ford Expedition with Tennessee license plates smashed into another vehicle’s rear-end. Officer Scott West with Jonesboro police noticed the driver, Lorri Olivia Friar, 24, of Jonesboro, was “very slow” to complete her forms, had very slow speech and her eyes were droopy.

Friar’s license was checked and learned to be suspended. The officer then checked her tags and learned they belonged to a green Chevy Trailblazer. Friar was arrested and taken to the Justice Complex, 410 West Washington Avenue, for a blood-alcohol test and a drug screening. Based on the findings of Officer Francisco Matos, Friar was high on marijuana, which led to her wrecking into the back of the other vehicle.

Friar was cited for DWI-drugs, fictitious tags and a suspended driver’s license. She was lucky to avoid a visit to the jail and was instead cited and released to a responsible party.

She will be in court at 1 p.m. on March 13.


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