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November 17, 2017

About Four Times The Limit


Officers were dispatched Monday to a wreck at the intersection of Central and Pakis. A black Toyota Yaris was found at the scene with the driver lying on the driver’s seat complaining of pain and saying he was having a difficult time staying awake. The passenger reported neck and back pain. Not at the scene was a Silver Dodge Ram truck that apparently had caused the accident before fleeing on Central and turning onto Werner. About 35 minutes later Officer Vanderburg observed the silver truck in the Walmart parking lot at 4019 Central with the suspect standing outside the passenger side of the vehicle. Upon seeing Officer Vanderburg, the driver got into the truck and shut the door. After Vanderburg invited Paul Gilbert Harris, 50, to exit the truck, Harris was unsteady on his feet with sagging knees, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of intoxicants. Harris admitted to having been in an accident, but said he thought he could leave the scene because he did not think anyone was injured. He was arrested and escorted to the Garland County Jail and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Public Intoxication, and Careless and Prohibited Driving, and he was held on a $3,000 bond. A portable breathe test administered at the jail returned a result of .293.Officers were dispatched Monday to a wreck at the intersection of Central and Pakis. A black Toyota Yaris was found at the scene with the driver lying on the driver’s seat complaining of pain and saying he was having a difficult time staying awake. The passenger reported neck and back pain. Not at the scene was a Silver Dodge Ram truck that apparently had caused the accident before fleeing on Central and turning onto Werner. About 35 minutes later Officer Vanderburg observed the silver truck in the Walmart parking lot at 4019 Central with the suspect standing outside the passenger side of the vehicle. Upon seeing Officer Vanderburg, the driver got into the truck and shut the door. After Vanderburg invited Paul Gilbert Harris, 50, to exit the truck, Harris was unsteady on his feet with sagging knees, bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of intoxicants. Harris admitted to having been in an accident, but said he thought he could leave the scene because he did not think anyone was injured. He was arrested and escorted to the Garland County Jail and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Public Intoxication, and Careless and Prohibited Driving, and he was held on a $3,000 bond. A portable breathe test administered at the jail returned a result of .293.
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