A Jessieville woman has been charged with possession of drugs after LifeNet authorities alerted the Hot Springs Police Department about a possible intoxicated driver.
Brittney Speers, 26, of 1278 Speers Circle in Jessieville was charged with Violation Of Omnibus Dwi Act $1,000 Bond , Possession of a Scheduled II Narcotic with Purpose to Deliver $5,000 Bond and Possession Of A Controlled Substance $1,000 Bond.
According to Hot Springs Police, Cpl Goss responded to a possible intoxicated driver in the 1900 block of Malvern Avenue. Personnel with LifeNet were enroute to National Park Medical Center at the time, and had a silver sport utility vehicle following them. According to LifeNet personnel, the vehicle had ran up on the sidewalk for quite some distance before reentering the roadway. Then, in the 600 block of Malvern Avenue, the vehicle swerved into the oncoming lane of travel.
The vehicle veered so far to the left that it appeared the vehicle behind it thought the suspect vehicle was turning left and attempted to pass on the right. At the last moment, the suspect vehicle jerked back to the right, almost hitting the passenger vehicle. Cpl. Goss made contact with the vehicle in the parking lot of 1910 Malvern Avenue.
Cpl. Goss immediately noted that Speers’ speech was very slurred. her eyes were red, watery, and very droopy.
According to the report, as Speers exited the vehicle, she was unsteady on her feet and swaying in her stance. Speers was given all three field sobriety tests.
Speers did not pass the tests.
Cpl. Goss had speers stick out her tongue. Her taste buds were elevated at the back of her tongue. This is a typical characteristic of someone who has recently smoked marijuana.
Speers was placed into custody for DWI Drugs and placed in the patrol unit.
Officer Hammons conducted an inventory of the vehicle for tow purposes. In the passenger floorboard, inside an orange bag, a maroon bag was located with a metal container and a prescription bottle inside. Inside the metal container, there were 52 pills, later identified as Methadone 10 mg pills (schedule II Narcotic). The other container, a green prescription bottle, contained 27 Lorazepam, 1 mg pills (Schedule IV Narcotic); Oxycodone, 10 mg pills (Schedule II Narcotic); Xanax 2 mg bars (Schedule IV Narcotic); Tramadol 50 mg pills ( Schedule IV Narcotic); 30 non controlled substance pills.
Under the driver’s seat, a small amount of suspected marijuana was located.