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DWI Hit & Run Car Vs. Pawn Shop Building Crash – GARLAND COUNTY

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Arkansas State Trooper Wingo investigated a single vehicle crash last night where a Dodge Ram truck went through the wall of a pawn shop, backed out of the building and fled the scene Tuesday Night.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the truck was westbound when it exited the right side of the pavement, careened through a parking lot and smashed into the front door and walls of the 270 Pawn Shop.  The driver backed out of the building and continued west on Highway 270.

Approximately 1/2 mile west of the pawn shop, the suspect vehicle became disabled and crashed into the guard rail just prior to Treasure Isle Road.  Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Parker located the truck and detained the driver for the state police.

ASP arrested the driver, John Robert Niemeyer, 29, at the scene and charged him with DWI, Leaving The Scene Of Property Damage Accident and Reckless Driving.

John Robert Niemeyer, 29 – allegedly crashed a truck through a pawn shop building while intoxicated.

Piney Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and assisted as necessary.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene, but to my knowledge, no one was transported to the hospital.

Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 40 minutes.