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story.lead_photo.caption Louise Young. Photo by Hot Springs Police Department.

A suspected drunken driver is accused of plowing into several pedestrians in central Arkansas, seriously injuring a 1-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman who were airlifted to hospitals, police said.

The Hot Springs Police Department said officers arrested 72-year-old Louise Young after she allegedly hit five people around 5:30 p.m. on Monday while pulling her car into a parking space in the 600 block of Higdon Ferry.

Officials said Young appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She reportedly told police that she had meant to step on her brakes instead of the gas pedal.

Medical crews airlifted one of the women and the child she allegedly hit to CHI St. Vincent hospital in Little Rock. The woman is listed in critical condition Tuesday while authorities described the child’s injuries as “serious.”

Young told officers under questioning she had drunk two to three shots of vodka, police said.

She had bloodshot watery eyes and was unsteady while standing, an officer wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

After failing a sobriety test, Young reportedly said: "Take me to jail" before officers took her to the Garland County jail, according to the document.

Young faces a DWI charge, and police said additional charges could follow pending the results of a blood test.

Police were unable to provide an initial blood alcohol result during her arrest.

County jail records didn't list Young as an inmate.

A call to a phone number listed as Young's wasn't immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.


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  • mozarky2
    May 14, 2019 at 4:29 p.m.

    That's a man, baby!

  • Seitan
    May 14, 2019 at 6:02 p.m.

    Unlike anyone named Hutchison, she will actually have to go to jail.

  • mozarky2
    May 14, 2019 at 6:44 p.m.

    Saw your post, Seitan, and agreed with it.
    Then I looked out the dining room window and saw a v-formation of pigs flying over my house.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    May 14, 2019 at 6:59 p.m.

    bless seitan's heart he's such a delightful individual.wonder what makes one so bitter and resentful of others ?

  • mozarky2
    May 14, 2019 at 7:35 p.m.

    Oboxer, I can't speak for Seitan, but every so-called "progressive" I've ever known has been embittered and filled with rage. Just look at some of their posts on this forum. I think a lot of it may be that the "progressive" movement has conditioned them to believe they're victims.
    (Progressives are easily conditioned).
    Now, in Seitan's defense, SHE may be a personable individual. I don't know. She is one of the more...pleasant...(?) deal with.
    (I may have to revisit that whole "pleasant" thing).

  • mozarky2
    May 14, 2019 at 7:44 p.m.

    Speaking of progressives:
    U.S.—According to a new report performed by the American Public Health Association, all six men who are sexually attracted to feminists are already suffering deeply from the ongoing sex strike for abortion rights.
    The six men in the nation who identify as feminist-attracted include Greg, Sebastien, Shiloh, Ansel, Jade, and Ashley. All of them are from Oregon.
    "While this sex strike was attempting to affect conservative men, in the end, it's these six sensitive males who will suffer the most," an APHA rep said. "Sebastien is particularly affected, as his girlfriend, Willow, had just come off a sex strike to save a rare species of field mouse in California. He was really looking forward to the end of the sex strike, but once Alyssa Milano and other pseud-celebrities called for a new strike, he realized it was going to be a long summer."
    "Please keep all of these brave souls in your thoughts and vibes," he added.
    While it may surprise many to find out that some people are sexually attracted to feminists, there are at least five or six men in America at any given time who suffer from FA (feminist attraction). The condition is categorized as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, along with people who are attracted to women in Uggs and those who are attracted to Sonic the Hedgehog fanart.
    (from the Babylon Bee)

  • MaxCady
    May 14, 2019 at 9:25 p.m.

    Nothing sadder than an elderly drunk.

  • Seitan
    May 15, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.

    Oboxer. Not bitter or resentful, but a bit angry and concerned that Asa Hutchison III has had numerous drunk driving arrests go away due to technicalities. Does that not bother you? Should we just wait until he kills someone?
    As for stereotyping all progressives as "embittered and filled with rage," well, that just makes me laugh. Have you met some of your non-progressive comrades in here? Skeptic, GeneralMac, ABB?!