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Test drive leads to Car World Wall crashed into, woman injured
Manager Harvey Nichols of Car World, 6515 Warden Road, said a customer on Jan. 24 drove through the north wall of the business as he was test driving a 2003 Land Rover. The driver, Stedmon Williams of Little Rock, said as he drove around the parking lot the engine began to make a weird sound. When he went to pull into a parking space, the engine jerked forward and he was unable to stop it before it ran into the building. According to the police report, the Land Rover sustained $300 of damage while the wall was caved in. Jeffery Moore, of Sherwood, who was a passenger with Williams, said Williams pressed the gas instead of the brake as he tried to come to a stop and the vehicle went over the concrete barrier and into the building. Charri Neel of Sherwood, who was in the office when the Land Rover, complained of pain in her back, neck and legs because a part of the wall hit her leg when it caved in. She was transported to Springhill Baptist Hospital by her family.
Police reported that Williams was unable to locate his driver’s license at the scene.
The wall and ceiling to the Car World building sustained major damage and is insured by Consumers Insurance.
65-year-old Sherwood woman arrested after hitting, cursing at hospital nurses
Linda Jackson, 65, of Sherwood was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication on Jan. 26 after police were dispatched to Saint Vincent’s North for the third time in reference to her cursing and striking at the nurses.
“The first time Jackson was very irate and kept swinging her arms at everyone,” according to a police report filed by Officer Timothy Norvell.
Norvell reported that if officers got called back to the hospital that Jackson would be going to jail.
“The second time I got called to SVI and the doctor said that her blood alcohol level was too high to be discharged.”
Norvell reported that while he was talking with Jackson, she became irate and started cursing at him and swinging her arms and legs in his direction.
“I then handcuffed Jackson’s hand to the hospital bed when she stated that I was a son of a ——.”
According to the report, Norvell was called back to the hospital a third time and the doctor said she was healthy enough to be discharged.
“I then placed Jackson into the rear patrol unit and transported her to the Sherwood Police Department, where she was turned over to (the) detention officer.”
Angela Clouose of Sherwood said she was driving eastbound on Jacksonville Cato Road when an unidentified white car came towards her which crossed the center line. Clouose said she moved over and went into a ditch to avoid a collision, traveling 250 feet before stopping. She complained of her left leg hurting.
Matthew Garner of North Little Rock said he was in the drive thru at Popeye’s, began backing, and then his rear bumper and hitch collided with the front left bumper of a white Nissan that was stopped behind him operated by Brigitta Arnold of Sherwood. Arnold’s Nissan sustained $500 of damage while Garner’s vehicle had minimal damage.
Siobhan Miles of Sherwood said she was traveling northbound on Brookswood Drive behind another vehicle driven by Christina Lyons of Sherwood. Miles said traffic was heavy and the roadway was slick due to light rain. Miles said that Lyons’ Nisson XTerra stopped suddenly, resulting in her trying to stop her 2002 Hyundai Sonata to avoid a crash. Miles’ vehicle struck the rear of Lyons’ vehicle. Miles was found at fault for the accident for following too close and striking the rear of the other vehicle.
Kathy Baugher of Jacksonville said she was backing out of the parking lot at Buffalo Wild Wings in her 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander but did not see another parked vehicle behind her driven by Lamont Tavorn of Jacksonville. The accident resulted in less than $100 of damage to either vehicle, according to the police report. Baugher was found at fault in the accident for careless/prohibited driving.
Vickie Jinkins and Keenan Hunter, both of Sherwood, told police their vehicles were got involved in a private property accident in the Indianhead Shopping Center. Hunter said he was parked in his Chevrolet Suburban when Jinkins’ Toyota Camry struck his vehicle. Hunter said his back bumper seemed to be leaning. Both vehicles sustained $500 of damage.
Christina Nowling of Jacksonville said she was stopped and waiting for traffic in the merge lane of Brockington Road and Arkansas 107 when a vehicle behind her driven by Billy Taylor of Jacksonville impacted the rear of her 2008 Ford vehicle. Taylor was driving a Ford F-150. Both vehicles sustained $200 of damage. Taylor was issued a citation for following too close.
Jeremy Burgess of Valdosta, Ga., said he was driving his Ford Mustang through the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings when the wheel broke, resulting in the car going left without stopping. His vehicle came to rest after striking a the parked 2004 Chevy owned by Allister George of Jacksonville. Burgess’ 2013 Mustang sustained $1,800 of damage while George’s car had $1,600 of damage.
Ronald Miller of Jacksonville told police while he was driving his Chevy truck southbound on Arkansas 107 that he hit and killed a deer. He told police he was traveling at about 45 mph and his vehicle sustained $500 of damage.
Sharah Ridgell of North Little Rock said she was driving southbound at the intersection of North Hills Boulevard and Arkansas 107 when a 2012 Hyundai Accent driven by Juana Rois of Sherwood struck the rear of her 2012 Buick Lesabre. Ridgell’s vehicle sustained $150 of damage. Rios said she was driving southbound on Arkansas 107 toward North Hills when the front of her vehicle struck the back end of Ridge’s car. Rois said she was not paying attention and could not stop in time.
Treyvon Herron of Sherwood said he was at a stop sign at the corner of Arkansas 107 and West Woodruff Avenue. Herron said when he tried to drive across the highway to get onto East Woodruff a blue Prius driven by James Trevino of Sherwood struck his 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. Herron’s vehicle sustained $50 of damage while Trevino’s vehicle had $500 of damage. Herron was found at fault for the accident for failing to yield.
Mary Hunt of North Little Rock said she backed her 2011 Chevy Malibu into a 2010 Nissan car owned by Marcia Herrera of North Little Rock as she was backing out of a parking spot in front of Curves located at the corner of Kiehl Avenue and Oakbrooke Drive. Both vehicles sustained $400 of damage.
Richard Holloway of Sherwood said he was attempting to exit the private drive off of T-Ricks gas station onto Jacksonville Cato Road when his Honda CR-V in the rear by a 2008 GMC vehicle driven by Stacy Nolan of Sherwood. Both vehicles sustained $700 of damage.
April Thomas of Jacksonville said she was at the Kiehl Loop, waiting to merge onto Landers Road, when the vehicle behind her driven by Miranda Padgett of Sherwood struck her. Both Padgett’s 2001 Buick Regal and Thomas’ 2004 Hyndai Santa Fe sustained $500 of damage. Padgett was found at fault for the accident for following too close.
Reginald Mallory, 27, of Sherwood was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance and speeding 60 mph in a 45 mph zone after police observed someone driving in front of them in a Hyundai Tucson northbound on Arkansas 107 at a high rate of speed.
Patrik Sandmann, 20, of North Little Rock was arrested on a charge of shoplifting after police reported to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Arkansas 107 because someone had stolen some merchandise from the store.
Mindy Vankuren, 38, of Sherwood was arrested on a charge of DUI after police were dispatched to the Exxon Station on Kiehl Avenue where her white Dodge Durango struck a pole, causing both the Entergy pole and her vehicle $5,000 worth of damage.
Stephanie Miller, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance.
Roderick McClinton, 21, of Magnolia was arrested on charges of DWI (drugs), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), no insurance, improper turn and driving with a suspended license. During the same incident, Melvin Smith, 20, of Little Rock was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrests came after police observed the car McClinton was driving northbound on Landers Road in the west lane drifted into the east lane without using the turn signal.
Phillip Skyles, 29, of Jacksonville was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana after police observed two people sitting in a brown truck that backed into the driveway at 3 Willowridge Drive. Police drove to the end of the street, turned back around, came back up the street and saw the truck still in the driveway.Kevin Cotton, who lives at 3 Willowridge, was a passenger in the truck and told police he and Skyles were sitting in the truck smoking cigarettes and hanging out.
Nathan Hall, 32, of Little Rock was arrested on charges of DWI, refusal to submit to a field sobriety test, improper lane change and improper turn. During the same incident, Jamshid Kiana, 22, of Sherwood was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. The charges resulted after police observed Hall’s vehicle turn right off of Indianhead Drive onto East Kiehl Avenue without using a turn signal.
Sherin Haley, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested on charges of DWI, refusal to submit to a field sobriety test and improper turn after police observed Haley turn left off of Wildwood Avenue onto Landers Road by making a wide turn and driving over the center line into another lane.
Randall Reed, 30, of North Little Rock was arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police saw a man fall into a ditch in front of Crain Kia on Warden Road.
Alan Miller, 38, of North Little Rock was arrested on charges of DWI and speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone after police observed someone driving a Honda Civic southbound on Warden Road who turned onto Wildwood Avenue without using its turn signal.
Brett Hawley, 25, of North Little Rock was arrested on charges of DWI and defective tail light after police observed someone driving a Toyota Prius westbound on Wildwood Avenue without its left tail light working.
Karlos Ice, 22, of North Little Rock was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental procedures. The arrest resulted after police saw him driving a Jeep Cherokee eastbound on Kiehl Avenue with no license plate.
Guy Gunnell, 21, of Roe was arrested on charges of DWI, no turn signal and left of center after police observed his car travel left of center on Kiehl Avenue near Brookswood Drive.