Tag: Traffic Accident

Girl arrested for DWI after hitting car at the Vault

JONESBORO, Ark. – The report indicates a girl may have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel after leaving the club this weekend.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, an off-duty officer working security at the Vault requested assistance in locating a vehicle which had just struck another vehicle in the parking lot. The off-duty officer said a red sports car had just turned onto Race Street from Fair Park heading westbound.

Already in the area, Officer Brandon Butler responded and located a 2016 red Dodge Challenger at the intersection of Race Street and Caraway Road, facing westbound. He confirmed the vehicle matched the description given by the other officer and began a traffic stop, making contact with the driver, Shelby Turner, 21, of Jonesboro.  Continue reading “Girl arrested for DWI after hitting car at the Vault”

Vehicle flips multiple times in 3 a.m. wreck

JONESBORO, Ark. – As Friday had just begun, a terrible automobile accident was taking place on Red Wolf Boulevard in Jonesboro.

At 3:10 a.m. on Friday morning, the crash report from Jonesboro police says the accident took place on Red Wolf Boulevard near the Forest Home Road intersection. It was there a 2008 Dodge Ram, driven by Jerry J. Jackson, 27, of Jonesboro, was traveling northbound on Red Wolf when it crossed both opposing lanes of traffic and entered into the ditch on the west side of the roadway, the report says. Continue reading “Vehicle flips multiple times in 3 a.m. wreck”

Hoxie teen killed in Bono wreck

HOXIE, Ark. – A 15-year-old teenager died from a wreck near Bono on Wednesday.

The child was one of five involved in a wreck Wednesday afternoon north of Bono on U.S. 63. The Arkansas State Police crash report says a 1998 Chevrolet, driven by Dustin Harmon, 18, of Hoxie, crossed the centerline into the path of a 2011 Ford in the northbound lane. A 67-year-old Hardy resident, Carol Shearson, was driving the Ford along with two minors – a 6 and 3-year-olds.

The injured were taken to St. Bernard’s Medical Center and Lebonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Conditions were listed as dry and clear at the time of the wreck and next of kin were notified, the report said.

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. Continue reading “After wreck, woman arrested for DWI from weed”

Vehicle submerged, pulled from pond at Marion Berry Overpass

JONESBORO, Ark. – A vehicle was submerged underwater at the man-made pond by the Marion Berry Overpass near Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

It was during the lunch hour the report came in to NEA Report – around 12:50 p.m. at least six Jonesboro Police Department cars were reported. The vehicle appeared to be an SUV to a nearby driver. It was difficult to see, the driver reported – and the back edge of the vehicle was the only thing out of the water.

It is not visible in photos from the road – but JPD’s Paul Holmes confirmed the scene was being worked as a submerged vehicle. It was also confirmed by JPD the vehicle was not occupied and the driver was pulled out of the SUV before it went into the water.

Arkansas State University police are also on the scene. Traffic may be backed up in the area.

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