JONESBORO — A woman received a modest bond Friday after police say she rear-ended someone and fled the scene, all while under the influence of drugs.
Officers responded Thursday to the Harps parking lot, near the intersection of East Highland Drive and East Harrisburg Road. The complainant told police that Ashley Arnoult, 23, of Jonesboro, rammed into her silver 2009 Chevrolet Impala when the traffic light turned green at the intersection and left the scene, reports state.
The woman followed Arnoult into the parking lot of Andy’s Frozen Custard on East Highland Drive, according to the probable cause affidavit.
“Officer (Colton) Brown then observed Arnoult, who was still sitting the Andy’s parking lot, pull out onto East Highland, striking the curb as he left the parking lot,” it read. “Officer Brown conducted a traffic stop making contact with Arnoult and immediately observed Arnoult displayed slurred speech and red, watery eyes.”
Several field sobriety tests indicated that she was impaired. The suspect told the officer that she had drugs in her vehicle.
Seized from her black 2009 Nissan Altima were 1.18 grams of cocaine, 10 Amphetamine tablets, two Alprazolam tablets, two Xanax tablets and five capsules “containing an unknown white powder,” reports indicate. Several over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen and Benadryl were also taken into evidence.
Both vehicles did incur minor damage, but no one was physically harmed in the accident, according to the incident report.
District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday for charges of possession of cocaine less than 2 grams, possession of Amphetamine less than 2 grams, possession of a Xanax drug less than 28 grams, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage only, driving while intoxicated on drugs and refusal to submit.
Arnoult’s bond was set at $1,500, cash or surety. She is due in Craighead County Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28.