From Conway Police Department reports
It was Wednesday, August 2 at 10:21 a.m., when police were called to the U Pull It auto parts to check on someone. A man there, police were told, was asleep in his car and would not wake up.
Officers arrived and found the man as described, behind the wheel of a blue Hyundai. He was “slumped in the seat with his head bent forward. His mouth was open and saliva was falling into his lap,” the officer reported. The officer then knocked on the car’s window and the man did not move. The officer knocked again, he reported, loudly, and “was able to get the male to open the door.”
The man told the officer he had been sitting in the car for 10 to 15 minutes and was “just resting,” having come to the business to get what he needed to fix some dog kennels. He was not, he told the officer, under the influence of anything, either prescribed or illegal. Consent was gained, and the man and his car were searched.
In the center console of the car was a pill bottle, its label faded, the officer reported. It was buried under what the officer called “a large amount of paperwork and various items.” The name on the label was not for the man driving the car. The prescription on the bottle was dated 2015 for a fairly mild sedative, but inside the bottle were pills which, by the stamping, showed to be a type of amphetamine – a Schedule II substance.
The driver’s wallet containing ID was under the pill bottle. He was read his Miranda rights. He agreed to speak with the officer, explaining it was his girlfriend’s car but he drove it. Recently, he said, a man in his neighborhood had been in the car, and any prescription was for his girlfriend, who had anxiety issues.
He, 44, was arrested and taken to jail, the car impounded.
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