Couple arrested after witnesses observe altercation in moving vehicle

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Two people face misdemeanor charges after several witnesses observed an altercation inside a moving vehicle on Sunday afternoon.

According to Corporal Jack Hailey with Paragould Police, the couple was driving east and swerving on Highway 412, when an argument broke out.

When the couple reached 7th Street the woman tried to exit the vehicle but the man pulled her back in.

Other drivers became concerned after witnessing the swerving car so they began to follow the car.

The chase took them to Court Street where they saw the couple pulled over by officers at North 2nd Street.

Witnesses told police they saw a physical altercation, but Paragould police say the couple denied it and did not have any injuries. The couple told police the only physical action that happened was when the man pulled the woman back inside the vehicle.

The woman was charged with public intoxication and the man was charged with disorderly conduct.

The Paragould Police said they thank the witnesses that helped in the arrests.

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