Jonesboro Police Report Spike in DWI Arrests Over Labor Day Weekend

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Police Department logged a series of DWI arrests during the Labor Day weekend, indicating an uptick in driving while intoxicated incidents.

Chris Kimbrel, 31, of Jonesboro, was arrested around 12:17 a.m. on September 2 near Latourtette Drive and S. Caraway Road after being pulled over for driving left of center. Authorities reported finding a beer can and a cup with the smell of alcohol in the vehicle.

Nathan Napolean Wells, 41, of Jonesboro, was arrested after 10 p.m. on September 2 at the 1000-block of West Parker Road. Wells faces multiple charges, including driving with a cancelled license, obstructing governmental operations, resisting arrest, DWI, and a contempt of court warrant.

Shortly around 11 p.m. on September 2 near E. Matthews Avenue and S. Church Street, Lisa Deloache Melton, 60, of Jonesboro, was arrested for DWI, refusal to submit, and a tail lamp violation.

Vicente Diaz Lopez, 28, of Jonesboro, was arrested between 11:49 p.m. and 12:13 a.m. on September 3 after being stopped for driving left of center.

Lapatrick Jamaulm Cayson, 35, of Jonesboro, was arrested around 1:20 a.m. on September 3 near the 100-block of Holmes Road for DWI and refusal to submit.

Derek L. Patterson, 40, of Jonesboro, was arrested around 5:27 p.m. on September 4 at the 1700-block of S. Church Street. Patterson was initially reported for breaking windows in a tan sedan and fled before being apprehended. He faces charges for drug possession, possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle, resisting arrest, fleeing, and a failure to appear warrant.

Bernard D. Vanpelt, 46, of Jonesboro, was arrested around 2 AM on September 5 near the intersection of S. Gee Street and W. Washington Avenue for DWI and DWI with a suspended license.

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