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Alleged: Armed Convicted Felon Crashes..Catches DWI Charge; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Officer Stockwell reports that he was dispatched to investigate a traffic crash in the 1000 block of Hobson Avenue Sunday around 3AM.

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Off. Stockwell arrived and made contact with the at fault driver, Antonio Matrall Davis, 33, of Thornton Street in Hot Springs.  Mr. Davis told the officer that he was at fault and had a couple of drinks prior to the crash.  He had red/watery eyes, the odor of intoxicants about his person and slurred speech.  Off. Stockwell began a DWI investigation.

Antonio Matrall Davis, 33, of Thornton Street in Hot Springs – allegedly crashing into things at 3AM while armed and over 3 times the legal DWI limit.

Mr. Davis opened the driver’s door and Off. Stockwell saw a Glock Model 22 .40 caliber pistol on the driver’s floorboard.  He admitted the gun was his and said it was for protection.  Mr. Davis’s pertinents were checked through the police computer and it was determined that he was convicted of a felony crime in Garland County this 6/2007.  Convicted felons are prohibited by law to be in possession of firearms in the state of Arkansas.  He was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

At the jail, Mr. Davis participated with Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  The report indicates that he didn’t do so well with the test.  Mr. Davis then provided a breath sample that scored .26% BAC (over 3 times the legal limit) on the breathalyzer instrument.

Mr. Davis is charged with Felony Possession Of Firearm By Certain Persons and DWI with bond set at $3,500.