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Jonesboro man facing multiple charges including fourth DWI

Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8) Jonesboro Police (Source: KAIT8)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police say a man wearing a shirt that read "I only drink on days that end with a Y" is now facing multiple charges including a DWI.  

According to the incident report, police received several calls about a drunk driver at 5:39 a.m. on Saturday.  

One caller told police the driver, Matthew T. Nosser, 25, was going 25 mph in a 45 mph zone. He said Nosser ran over curbs, nearly hitting mail boxes and swerved into oncoming traffic. 

Police then found the driver parked in a handicap spot at the Kum and Go gas station on Southwest Drive.  

A woman driving another car was leaning into the window of Nosser's vehicle talking to him. 

The report stated Nosser began shoving something under his passenger seat, and police could hear a clanging noise.  

When officers approached the vehicle, they asked what Nosser was doing, and he said he was going to work.  

 Police saw that he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.  

When they asked Nosser for his license, he said he had forgotten it. His vehicle also did not have a license plate.  

Police then discovered through dispatch that Nosser had a suspended license and warrants out of  Paragould.  

Because the man parked in handicap, police asked him if he was disabled and he said no, but he was only parked there for "two seconds" while the woman he was talking to went inside to get an energy drink.  

When police spoke with the woman, she said the driver was her husband's co-worker, and she wanted to be sure he got home okay.  

Nosser failed a field sobriety test, and police arrested him.  

During a vehicle search, police found a bottle underneath the passenger seat that was labeled as Vodka but appeared to have darker liquor inside.  

Nosser was taken to the Justice Complex BAC room and read his DWI rights.  

He claimed he did not understand his rights and could not hear police.  

He continued to be uncooperative with police and refused to take the BAC test.   

Police also discovered this was Nosser's fourth DWI.  

Police took Nosser to the Craighead County Detention Center where he awaits a PC hearing for DWI, refusal to submit, suspended driver's license, failure to register vehicle, no proof of insurance and handicap parking violation.  

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