Arkansas Man Arrested In Cumby For Felony DWI

James Derrick Spires

An Arkansas man’s failure to signal his exit from Interstate 30 Friday afternoon caught the attention of Cumby police, who stopped him and ended up taking him to jail for third or more driving while intoxicated offense.

The Cumby officer stopped the maroon Chevrolet vehicle just off I-30 at exit 110. Upon contact with the driver, identified as James Derrick
Spires, the officer reported seeing a cup of alcohol in the center console and smelling alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The 35-year-old Lonoke, Arkansas man allegedly admitted to having two beers. A search of the vehicle yielded three empty 25-ounce beer cans.

The Cumby officer conducted standard field sobriety tests, on which he alleged Spires showed a number of clues indicating intoxication. The vehicle was impounded and Spires was taken to jail, where a Sulphur Springs police officer administered an intoxilyzer test. Spires allegedly tested 0.116 and 0.118, both over the legal 0.08 limit, police alleged in arrest reports.

Spires was charged with third or more DWI offense. He remained in the county jail Saturday morning; bond on the third-degree felony charge was set at $20,000, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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