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DWI Crash..Child Endangerment; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police investigated a single vehicle DWI crash on Albert Pike at Presidential Auto Sales yesterday.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the westbound Dodge Avenger went straight when it should have taken the curve.  The Dodge sailed across the Bayou Point Intersection, careened through the car lot’s chain link fence, destroyed a parked yellow mustang and damaged at least 1 other parked vehicle for sale before coming to final rest wrapped in the chainlink web at the entrance of the car lot.  3 small children were in the Dodge during the crash.

Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops were quick to arrive and assisted as necessary.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew and the EMS Supervisor to the scene.  It is unclear to me whether anyone was injured in the crash or not.  Medics met extensively with the children that were involved in the crash.

HSPD Officers administered Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) to the driver of the Dodge, Orlando Hernandez, 20.  As soon as the testing concluded, Mr. Hernandez was handcuffed and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Orlando Hernandez, 20 – arrested after allegedly crashing a carload of children while intoxicated

Mr. Hernandez is charged with DWI and 3rd Degree Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor (x3) with a bond totaling $3,250.

Holcomb’s Transport & Recovery took charge and removed at least 1 vehicle from the scene.

Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 45 minutes.