By Alex Kienlen Log Cabin Correspondent
From Conway Police Department reports
One light lite
An officer was on patrol, so far so good, on Harkrider, ditto, when she spotted a pickup truck with its left taillight out.It was Jan. 16, Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m.
Blue lights were turned on and, for a bit, nothing happened, the pickup finally pulling over several hundred feet further up the road. The officer, of course, got out to speak with the driver, the only person in the pickup.
She, reportedly, as soon as she stood by the truck’s driver’s side window, “recognized the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.” The investigation continued. The officer spoke with the driver and got his paperwork, license and all that. He seemed, the officer reported, confused by the request, but was able to scare up the papers. The driver’s speech was reportedly slurred and he was acting nervous.
A backup officer arrived.
Why, the officer asked the driver, was he acting nervous? He explained he’d just left JJs, a popular restaurant downtown, during the course of his