Man arrested after crash critically injures motorcyclist

Man arrested after crash critically injures motorcyclist
Possession of a Schedule I/II with the purpose to deliver (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man is being held on felony drug charges following a crash that sent a motorcyclist to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Bridge Street and East Johnson Avenue, according to news release from the Jonesboro Police Department.

Donald Lee Field, 31, of Jonesboro was westbound on Johnson when he turned south onto Bridge in front of an eastbound motorcycle driven by Christeon Amir Burks.

The motorcycle, according to the report, struck the back passenger tire of Field’s Jeep Liberty.

Burks was flown to The Med in Memphis with critical injuries.

Field was taken to St. Bernards for a “customary blood draw,” the report said, then taken back to the scene.

While searching his Jeep, officers reported finding a “large amount of cash, ecstasy pills, and THC.”

Police arrested Field on suspicion of felony drug possession.

During his first appearence Tuesday in Craighead County District Court, a judge found probable cause to charge Field with possession of schedule I or II substance not meth or cocaine less than 2 grams and possession of a schedule IV substance less than 4 ounces.

His bond was set at $2,500.

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