A couple of arrests were made in the past week for public intoxication

On February 24, officers received a report of a man drinking beer and being rude to employees through the Burger King drive-thru window.  When officers arrived they reported the 20-year-old Bradford man was a passenger in the vehicle and appeared to have bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol.  After running the man’s information, they also learned he had warrants out of Heber Springs.  The man was arrested on the warrants and charged with public intoxication as well as possession of alcohol by a minor.

On February 26, police responded to a report of a 61-year-old Heber Springs man that was allegedly intoxicated and being disorderly inside the store.  The man is alleged to have denied being intoxicated and initially agreed to take a field sobriety test.  Officers report that the man smelled of alcohol and when they attempted to give the man the test, he would not take it in the proper manner.  He was arrested and charged with public intoxication.  Also on February 26, a 23-year-old Quitman man was pulled over and arrested by police for driving on a suspended license and an existing warrant.

In criminal court filings this week, Joseph Emil Mitchell, 49, had his sentencing amended to reflect that his conviction was for a 5th DWI offense, amended from showing it as a 4th offense.  He was sentenced to 5 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.