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DWI Driver Crashes Into 4 Parked Vehicles; Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Officer Nuñez translated into Spanish for investigating officers during the investigation of a DWI crash involving 4 parked cars in the 500 Block of Hollywood Avenue last night.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the eastbound red car crossed the center line, exited the left side of the pavement and collided with 3 parked vehicles before coming to final rest underneath a Chevrolet truck in the front yard at that location.

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Officers arrived quickly and detained the suspected driver of the red car without delay.  Translating the English Language to Spanish was required in order to conduct the investigation properly.  HSPD Bilingual Officer Nuñez responded to the scene to assist.

Off. Nuñez walked everybody through the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing procedures in Spanish.  The driver, Carlos Alonso Alvarado, 32 of parts unknown, was arrested, transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing and charged with DWI.  Bond was set at $1,000.

No injuries were reported in connection to this event.

Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 1 hour.

The door skin was ripped from the suspect’s driver’s door as it impacted the 1st parked vehicle. The door skin remained stuck to the rear of the vehicle it initially struck.

The impact with the 1st vehicle pushed the truck into the next vehicle in the row of parked vehicles.

The 3rd parked vehicle involved suffered heavy scratches and such across the rear.

The 4th parked vehicle involved wound up on top of the suspect vehicle.