Most embarrassing DUI stop of this trooper's career?
Most embarrassing DUI stop of this trooper's career?
On July 16, 2020, at approximately 11:31 p.m., Arkansas State Police Trooper Donnie Cheers was on Interstate 55 south at the 8-mile mark running stationary radar when he observed an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed in the far left lane. He activated his rear radar and confirmed the vehicle’s speed to be 82 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. Trooper Cheers exited off the highway shoulder and identified the vehicle as a gold Honda Pilot.
Cheers attempted to initiate a traffic stop by activating his blue lights, after which the Honda Pilot continued to Exit 7 in West Memphis, Arkansas. After exiting the interstate, the Honda Pilot pulled into an Applebee’s parking lot.
From Trooper Cheers’ report, lightly edited for clarity:
“After the vehicle stopped, I got out and walked up to the vehicle. I stated who I was and the reason for the stop. I asked the driver for her driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. The female driver, Devan Marie Williams, was only able to produce a paper copy of her driver’s license. Upon receiving her driver’s license, I could smell the odor of intoxicants. I returned to my patrol car to advise dispatch of my location.
I returned to the Honda Pilot and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver was adamant that she had not consumed any alcohol. I performed field sobriety tests on Williams, and the clues indicated she was impaired. After completing the field sobriety tests, I gave Williams a preliminary breath test (“PBT”) and she attempted to manipulate the test. I instructed her to blow harder, as if she was blowing up a balloon. Williams blew harder after a few attempts… at which point she blew a .105 BAC, and stated that she “was good.”
I informed her that she was over the limit and under arrest. Williams refused to put her hands behind her back and took off to her vehicle, pulling away from me. At that point I tried to remove the keys from the passenger side but was not successful, because Williams put the vehicle into motion. Williams fled east on the South Service Road, through a red light. While carefully looking in all directions to ensure there was no oncoming traffic, I proceeded through the red light. I pursued the vehicle until I lost sight of it on the east side of 7th Street. At this time terminated the pursuit due to not having the suspect in sight.”
Devan Marie Williams was arrested on either April 1 or April 2, 2021 — records reflect both dates. On April 5, 2021, William was released on $25,000 bail, with a court date set for May 28. On April 21, a felony information was filed, charging Williams was felony fleeing. She pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, the disposition of which is unclear . We are working to obtain clarification on the outcome of the felony charge, however it appears that Williams may have arranged a deal in which she will plead to (/or was scheduled to plea to…) misdemeanor fleeing. Somehow — in the middle of all that — she managed to earn herself a 15 day sentence for contempt of court. Williams’ next court appearance is scheduled for October. More to come.
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She saw an opportunity and took it! 😂
The video starts with the trooper eating a whole bag of chips.
Or, so it sounds.
This guy forgot his breathalyzer on the hood of the car.
I thought I heard all the excuses before ,but mosquitoes distracting her? Give me a break
What was she eventually charged with and convicted of.?
Oh and she says black lives matter like that is going to win her points since flirting isn’t. I really love this man for saying all lives matter.
This trash let another trash go on purpose…
And that is why so many people complain about cops being bad. That man was nice and gave her ever opportunity to do right, then she messed him over the first chance she got. Had he forcefully applied cuffs a bunch of crybabies would be calling for him to be fired.
Not embarrassing at all, he was polite and he has all her information so they will find her.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY!! HURRAY!!
No noppppppp 9th
She pulled into the lot snd shut lights off…no doubt
She got backkkkk stilll
"You will blow here, or you will blow in jail" lmfao
I bet she went to jail later on because he’s got her picture
This is mot embarrassing you fools! This man is a gentleman
This chick started twerking while doing FST. Women ☕️
Why do people do these tests? Never, ever, EVER, consent to anything not required by law. Just mind boggling.
Hahaha not only did he go the wrong way (therefore speeding away from her) but he decided to leave that detail out of his police report (in spite of the dashcam recording all of it). Better blow into that BAC yourself bud!
I’m sick of these robotic midwestern cops who carry out the field test with an unnecessary level of detail and yapping. If you were less worried about bossing her around (like to stand in FRONT of the car instead of 2 feet to the side of the front) you might have some spare brain cells left to see what direction she went when she fled (or maybe kept her from fleeing entirely).
Also her dancing during the leg lift test was highlarious 🤣
Rookie dumb ass police 😂😂🤦🏾♂️
Anyone else worried about the breathalyzer he left on the hood? Oops
I wouldn’t evven do these dumb ass tests as an officer like cmon yall got do better and just give breathalyzer I know y’all want all the evidence you can get on sb but let’s be fr
2:06 I know this is a really dumb question but why do police officers always feel the vehicle before they speak to the driver?
Skip to 17:40. You’re welcome
This reminds me of something Barnet Fief would do.
LOL what a stupid cop.
Nobody gonna talk about those yams ?
When he hit her with "all lives matter" I almost thought I was trippin.
What a dumb ass cop!!! See what happens when you let your guard down!!!
17:57 He was like let’s go see your husband then. I’ll ride shotgun. 😂
Bet it that had been a 6’3, 220lb man he’d have never let him get out of arms reach. And guaranteed woulda had him in cuffs in a timely fashion.
She would have gotten caught right after they had all her info anyway. The for sure won’t walk away again he will put the cuffs on right away it should be a training video lol
Think he got lost in dem titties, and them super stretched lulu lemons. Side tracked I believe would be the correct way of putting it! 😹😹😹
He left the breathalyzer on the car hood. Also, she cracked me up doing the 1-Mississippi 2-Mississippi and shaking her butt. 🤣
unfortunately being nice and cordial with low IQ low lifes doesnt work. Perfect example.
Didn’t even take her keys? Come on man
Hahahahaha nice! It make me laugh 😂😂 so funny lady!
when you realize you just pulled over your fantasy
Wait so how does this end?? Did he catch her?! What happened?!
Well now she went from a misdemeanor to a felony.
The trooper just had to leave his fingerprints on the vehicle.
Legend has it he’s still driving down the highway taking random exits looking for Houdini.
Seriously though, it’s crazy that it took them almost 1 year to arrest her 🤦♀️
Cop was being too nice – when it was required to be mean. He was better off being mean and within the law.
I’m from around here and drive past where this happened every day. 80% of the people in this area acts like this and it’s despicable. The bad stop by the trooper certainly doesn’t help things.
We all know he ‘let her go’ . He didn’t want to have a bad rep for being mean to a black girl
I find nothing embarrassing about what this cop did. He was being professional & dealing with an intoxicated person. He could have used brute force, taser, of anything else. I appreciate him being upstanding and letting her bury herself.
Like most new cops. Scared to put hands on. But why not ask for the keys and pit them on the roof the moment you suspect impairment? Sad state of police work these days. Defunded, detrained and demoralized.