Arkansas Man Charged For Drunken Driving Crash And Disturbance

Bond was set at $25,000 cash for a Hampton, Arkansas man involved in a drunken driving crash at Fond du Lac County Highway G and County Highway CCC last week. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt says Edward Hernandez ran his vehicle into a ditch after failing to negotiate a curve. When a deputy arrived at the scene the 36-year-old Hernandez was out of his vehicle and was running down the road with a can of beer in his hand. He resisted arrest and caused quite a bit of damage to a squad car when he was placed in the back seat. Waldschmidt says when paramedics arrived Hernandez was given a sedative. He says the sedative helped protect the squad car, deputies, paramedics and Hernandez himself because he was hitting his head on things in the back of the squad car. Hernandez told investigators later he hadn’t had a drink in quite a while and believes the alcohol caused him to act the way he did. Hernandez has a preliminary hearing today. He’s facing a number of charges including battery, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon (a gun), criminal damage to property, and his 3rd drunken driving offense. Waldschmidt says Hernandez is a crane operator and was in the Fond du Lac area for a construction project.