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DWI Arrest At McDonald’s Drive Thru – GARLAND COUNTY


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Garland County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatch took a call from people at the Piney Junction McDonald’s Restaurant last night just before midnight.  They were saying that a vehicle in the drive-thru line had struck 2 other cars and that the driver was trying to maneuver back out into traffic.

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Civilians at the restaurant stopped the vehicle from leaving and reportedly took the keys from the driver and kept him from leaving the scene.  GCSO Patrol Deputy Goodman arrived on scene with some authority and took control over the situation.  GCSO Sergeant Schroeder was working DWI enforcement at the time and arrived soon after.

Sgt. Schroeder arrived, met with the suspected drunk driver and wanted to begin Standardized Field Sobriety Testing with the suspect.  However, the suspect did not want to participate in looking at the pen, walking the line and standing on 1 leg.  The suspect was promptly arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center and booked in to that facility for suspicion of DWI.

These little crashes that allegedly took place were minor and no injuries were reported.

Drive thru traffic flow at this location was interrupted for approximately 10 minutes.