PRESS RELEASE - August 17, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Deputy Philamlee was patrolling North of De Queen on Hwy 71. Deputy Philamlee got behind a Silver 4 door Chevrolet car and noticed the vehicle cross the double yellow lines several times. Deputy Philamlee initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and came in contact with 34 yr. old Ronald Drinker from Queen City, Texas. Deputy Philamlee advised Ronald on why he stopped him. At this time Deputy Philamlee noticed that Ronald Drinker was slurring his words. Deputy Philamlee asked Ronald Drinker to step out of the vehicle at this time. When Ronald Drinker exited the vehicle, he was staggering and having to hold on the side of the car to keep balance. Field Sobriety was performed on Ronald Drinker at this time. Ronald Failed Field Sobriety and was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated/Drugs. Deputy Prosecutor Erin Hunter will review the case.