Arkansas Woman Charged with DWI After Attempting to Flee Police In Power Wheels Truck

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Jamie Jeanette Craft, 29, crashed her car into a mobile home and then tried to leave the scene of the accident in a child’s battery-powered toy truck.

The accident took place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Jonesboro. Witnesses said Craft was travelling at a high speed when she rounded the corner in her Pontiac Grand Am and hit the trailer. When someone came out of the home, Craft, who was allegedly wearing a white sweatshirt and no pants or shoes, started yelling at him.

According to the police report, Craft grabbed the man’s daughter and got into a Power Wheels truck. The man then took his children inside, and when he returned Craft was still attempting her getaway in the toy truck.

Fischer-Price Power Wheels can get up to 5mph.

Police on the scene described Craft as “irate and very intoxicated.” According to Officer Scott Byrd’s report, Craft had to be held up by officers because “she could barely stand.”

A portable breathalyzer test read Craft's blood alcohol content at .217, nearly three times the legal limit.

When Craft began to yell and scream at police, she was placed in the police car where she began kicking the door. The report says she continued to be uncooperative when she arrived at the Craighead Detention Center.

In addition to her DWI, Craft is also charged with pubic intoxication, refusal to submit, disorderly conduct, driving without a license, and leaving the scene of an accident.