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Drunk Driver Crashes In HSPD Parking Lot; Arrested By The Chief – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Chief Stachey responded to the front parking lot of the Hot Springs Police Department to investigate a commotion.  He walked outside and found an older Chevrolet pick-up truck high centered on the department’s night light which is used to illuminate the U.S. Flag and POLICE sign at night.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Louisiana registered vehicle was attempting to drive through the parking lot when it hopped the curb, plowed through some landscape flowers and damaged the big night light.  The truck came to final rest in the flowerbed high centered on the ground mounted night light fixture.

Craig Dwayne Smith, 57 – allegedly drove to the police department intoxicated and wanted

Chief Stachey met with the alleged driver of the Chevrolet truck.  Craig Dwayne Smith, 57, was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI.  The chief also served an outstanding arrest warrant on Mr. Smith.  The case was turned over to a patrolman and the chief went back into the building to continue doing chief stuff.