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Car Vs. Building (Almost)..DWI Injury Crash; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Bicycle Patrol Officer Spencer found an older, black Mercedes Sedan wrecked against  the old Onyx Club On Malvern Avenue at Gulpha Street Saturday Night.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Mercedes was traveling North on Malvern Avenue when the driver failed to negotiate the curve at Gulpha Street.  The Mercedes drove in a straight line as it hopped the right side curb, sailed across a field, slid sideways, struck the top of a short retaining wall, partially fell off the wall and came to final rest against the Onyx Club Building.  The building suffered what appeared to be little to no damage from the collision.

Michael Andrew Grimmer, 46, was arrested following the conclusion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.  He was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  Mr. Grimmer is charged with DWI with a bond of $1,000.

National Park Rangers assisted as necessary.

LifeNet dispatched 2 Ambulance Crews to the scene.  1 of the Ambulance Crews met with the occupants of the vehicle, but did not transport anyone to the hospital.  A short time later, the other Ambulance Crew arrived by request.  They re-checked the passenger of the crashed vehicle.  It is unknown own to me whether he was ultimately transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Traffic flow was not interrupted.