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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 Russell reports that he was dispatched to the area of Central Avenue at Mehta Court for the call of a traffic hazard.
Officers arrived in that area to find a Tahoe stopped in the turning lane on Central Avenue. The driver was passed out in the running vehicle with the transmission in “Drive” and his foot on the brake. Officers put the vehicle in park, turned the vehicle off and took the keys in an effort to make the scene a little more safe. Officers woke the driver Braxton Mack Causey, 32, of Catherine Heights Road in Hot Springs, by nudging his shoulder.
Mr. Causey’s eyes were “glazed over and lazy”. He appeared unsure of what was going on. Officers had him to exit the vehicle. Mr. Causey was not able to walk a straight line…he was unable to stand without support of officers or holding onto vehicles. Mr. Causey was arrested and searched.
Officers located a small box in his pocket. The box contained meth (approximately .5 gram) and Xanax.
Mr. Causey was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. At the jail, Mr. Causey participated with Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. However, he did not provide a sufficient breath sample when requested to do so. He also refused additional testing.
Mr. Causey is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, DWI, Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Refusal To Submit To Chemical Testing with bond set at $4,500.