Asa Hutchinson III carrying concealed handgun with an expired license in DWI arrest, dash cam footage shows | Arkansas Blog

Friday, August 4, 2017

Asa Hutchinson III carrying concealed handgun with an expired license in DWI arrest, dash cam footage shows

Posted By on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 11:12 AM


Blogger Russ Racop has obtained the dashboard camera footage of the Jan. 24, 2016, DWI arrest of Asa Hutchinson III, the son of Governor Hutchinson. The younger Hutchinson was convicted of DWI, careless and prohibited driving and refusal to submit to testing on Nov. 30, 2016, but the conviction was overturned last week by a Washington County judge. The original citation issued by the Arkansas State Police indicated that it was daylight when the younger Hutchinson crashed his truck into a guardrail on an exit ramp off Interstate 49 near Fayetteville around 2:55 a.m. A state trooper later voided that ticket and indicated it was dark, but Hutchinson's attorney said Hutchinson never received the second citation and the statute of limitations had expired.

Hutchinson appears to be disoriented in the dash cam footage. He tells the officer he thinks he's heading north when he was, in fact, traveling south. After he's handcuffed, the state trooper asks Hutchinson, "Anything on you you're not supposed to have?" After mumbling unintelligibly, Hutchinson tells the trooper he has a gun. Hutchinson is asked if he has a concealed carry license, and he responds that it has expired.

Bill Sadler, a spokesman for the Arkansas State Police, said Hutchinson was not charged with carrying a firearm, a class A misdemeanor, but his weapon was held by state police "until such time it could be released pursuant to applicable laws and criminal procedure."

Asked why he wasn't charged, Sadler said, "It would have been up to the discretion of the trooper."

A Freedom of Information Act exemption enacted several years ago keeps the public from knowing anything about concealed carry holders in Arkansas. One of the state police's listed reasons in its administrative rules for concealed carry for revoking a license is if a permit holder has been found guilty of an alcohol-related offense while carrying a handgun.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (22)

Showing 1-22 of 22

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-22 of 22

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Midterm Recap Edition

    Midterm election results, ballot initiatives and the emergence of Baker Kurrus in the Little Rock mayoral race — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • May 25, 2018
  • The Dark Money Edition

    The coming primary and judicial elections, especially the dark money flowing into a race for an Arkansas Supreme Court position; also Leslie Rutledge and the ballot initiative process and the Razorbacks and War Memorial.
    • May 18, 2018
  • The Leslie Rutledge Sovereign Immunity Trap Edition

    The Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, sovereign immunity and Leslie Rutledge and the Little Rock mayoral race — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • May 11, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation