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Alleged: DWI Driver Ignores Fireman & 911 Lights..Drives Into Crime Scene; Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Originally posted on June 30, 2020 at 11:55PM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group.  To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.

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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Hampton reports that he was assisting with a head-on DWI injury crash investigation when a silver Dodge Ram truck ignored orders to stop that were given by a Piney Fire Department Flagger at the East end of the crime scene.  Go to the that scene CLICK HERE .

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First Responders at the area of impact were able to stop the truck before it ran over anybody.  The entire roadway was closed and blocked by vehicles with flashing 911 lights and people working.

Dep. Hampton made contact with the driver, Gene Paul Cansler, 52, of Timberlake Drive in Garland County.  He noticed the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person, he had slurred speech and red bloodshot watery eyes.  Dep. Hampton asked him if he had been drinking.  To which, Mr. Cansler replied “4 or 5 beers”.

Gene Paul Cansler, 52, of Timberlake Drive in Garland County – allegedly drove into a DWI injury crime scene while intoxicated.

Dep. Hampton administered the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.   Mr. Cansler was arrested at the conclusion of the test for suspicion of DWI and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with DWI (.10%BAC) with a bond amount of $1,000.