Air duster found in woman's car following serious crash - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Air duster found in woman's car following serious crash

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Dept.) (Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Dept.)
(Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Dept.) (Source: Paul Holmes, Jonesboro Police Dept.)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police investigating a serious vehicle crash Friday morning that sent two women to the hospital say they found a can of air duster in the suspect’s car.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, 38-year-old Kerri Pulver and 74-year-old Patsy Cunningham were injured in the crash near the intersection of Caraway and Matthews.

Pulver was northbound when her 2002 Nissan Maxima crossed the center turn lane into oncoming traffic and struck Cunningham's 2007 Lincoln MKZ head-on, the crash report stated.

While officers prepared a landing zone for a helicopter to take Cunningham to Regional One in Memphis, an officer reported finding a can of air duster in Pulver’s car.

The incident report stated Pulver had struck another vehicle and was “driving very erratically,” just before striking Cunningham’s car. 

That, combined with Pulver telling one of the officers "she didn't know she was involved in the accident," led police to investigate further.

Pulver was taken to St. Bernards where officers attempted to get blood and urine samples. However, because Pulver was “in extreme pain” and unable to understand the officers’ request, they asked for and received a search warrant to have the blood drawn.

Pulver was also flown to Memphis.

The blood and urine samples have been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock. 

Investigators are awaiting the results of those tests. At this time, no charges have been filed.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

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

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-17 02:57:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-12-18 03:27:05 GMT
    Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

  • Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-12-17 22:19:23 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-12-18 01:38:10 GMT
    Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

  • Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-12-17 23:27:27 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-18 01:34:50 GMT
    Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

Powered by Frankly