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DWI Pursuit Of Wanted 67 Yr. Old Follows Hit & Run Crash; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Police Officer Davis was on patrol in the Bath House Row area the afternoon of 8/8/2019.  HSPD Dispatch had just alerted officers to be on the lookout for a suspect vehicle that had recently been involved in a hit & run crash downtown.

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Officer Davis found the alleged suspect vehicle heading south in the 300 Block of Central Avenue.  Ofc. Davis attempted to pull the vehicle over; the suspect vehicle allegedly failed to yield to the emergency vehicle operating lights and siren and fled from the officer.

The vehicle allegedly traveled up Court Street To Exchange Street, got on Prospect Avenue and Albert Pike Road as other officers including National Park Service Rangers joined in.  The parade finally came to a safe stop, in the middle of the street, in front of Willie’s house.

Willie J. Holliman, 67, of 301 Main Street in Hot Springs – allegedly led officers on a vehicle pursuit while intoxicated.

Ofc. Davis alleges that along the parade route, the driver, Willie J. Holliman, 67, of 301 Main Street in Hot Springs, drove in a reckless manner, ran several stop signs and almost caused collisions as he fled in the gold Buick Rendezvous he was allegedly piloting.

Mr. Holliman allegedly fought officers when he exited the suspect vehicle.  He was taken to the ground and forcibly handcuffed.  It is noted in the report that Mr. Holliman maintained the odor of intoxicants about his person and had watery eyes and slurred speech.  He was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Mr. Holliman allegedly refused to cooperate with the DWI investigation at the detention center.

An arrest warrant for Mr. Holliman charging Failure To Appear was located during the course of this arrest.

Mr. Holliman is charged with DWI, Felony Fleeing, Resisting Arrest, Refusal To Submit To Chemical Testing, traffic charges and was served the arrest warrant for Failure To Appear with a bond amount of at least $4,500.  Mr. Holliman is still in jail as of 9PM 8/10/2019.

Body damage to the suspect vehicle that may or may not have something to do with the alleged hit & run crash that kicked off this whole 911 episode.