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Hot Springs Police Officers Davis & Chapin were dispatched to the 600 Block of East Grand Avenue to investigate a traffic crash between a 2003 gold Honda Accord and a rock embankment yesterday evening at rush hour.
The officers arrived to find Sean Pernell Green, 31, of Morphew Road in Garland County, allegedly passed out in the driver’s seat with the motor running and the transmission in gear. The officers allegedly tried to wake him for minutes after turning the engine off, putting the transmission in park and unbuckling his seat belt. They finally were able to wake him. When he woke up, he was allegedly very disoriented and confused.
The police report states that a pill bottle was found in Mr. Green’s lap. Inside the pill bottle, officers allegedly found 2 Alprazolam pills and 5 pills that were identified as Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride. Mr. Green allegedly told the officers that he had taken 2 of the Buprenorphine pills and 1 of the Alprazolam pills that day.
LifeNet responded to the scene and cleared Mr. Green for the booking room. He was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
HSPD Officer Gates is a certified Drug Recognition Expert. He responded to the booking room to assist. Off. Gates administered a special set of field sobriety tests and other checks of Mr. Green’s alleged type of impairment. While Mr. Green provided a BAC sample of .000%, he allegedly did not pass the DRE exam that was administered.