Man charged with DWI after nearly hitting officer

Man charged with DWI after nearly hitting officer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated early Friday morning after he almost hit a Jonesboro officer head on.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department incident report, Officer C. Jefferson said a silver car almost crashed into him on Race Street at 2:08 a.m.

Officers Jefferson and Heath Loggains stopped the car at the intersection of Race and Briar.

When they approached the vehicle, the driver, 26-year-old Terrance D. Spriggs, told the officers that he only had one shot.

Loggains noted in the report that he could smell a strong odor of intoxicant coming from the car.

He also said the man's movements were slow and he was unsteady on his feet as he got out of the car.

The report states that during the field sobriety test Spriggs swayed and lost his balance several times.

Officers arrested Spriggs and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center. He gave a breath sample of .20.

While officers observed him, Spriggs stated, "y'all act like y'all never seen a drunk before," according to the report.

He is charged with misdemeanors for driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving, no proof of liability insurance, and not wearing a seat belt.

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