Power outage caused by driver under the influence of drugs

Power outage caused by driver under the influence of drugs

The driver of a vehicle that hit a power pole and knocked out power to part of Jonesboro Tuesday night was arrested for being under the influence of drugs.

According to a Jonesboro police report, Officer Ross Rogan was dispatched to the traffic crash on North Patrick Street.

When he arrived on the scene, Officer Rogan noticed a white Pontiac G6 had completely knocked down a power pole.

Rogan noticed the driver of the Pontiac, Max Price, 22, of Jonesboro had slurred speech and was having trouble keeping his balance.

When asked if he had been drinking or had taken any medications, Price said no but Officer Rogan asked him to perform a Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

He failed the sobriety test and was placed in the back of the patrol car, where he admitted to taking 3 Xanax pills, according to the report.

Price was then taken to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center where a blood sample was taken to be logged into evidence.

He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and careless or prohibited driving.

Price was later released.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android