On October 23, 2012 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amanda Graves (29) of Hoxie on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, DWI 4, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest and refusal to take a BAC test. The arrest comes after a deputy sitting at a train crossing witnessed a vehicle drive into the passing train at Hoxie. The deputy went to check on the driver of the vehicle, Graves. Graves told the deputy she was not hurt and while speaking with Graves the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The deputy asked Graves about if she had been drinking and she told him that she had been. The deputy told Graves he would have to check her for the alcohol. Graves then took off running and the deputy had to chase her down the highway. The deputy caught Graves and got her off of the roadway and placed her in his patrol car. Hoxie Police came and helped with the accident scene and witness statements. Graves was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to be administered a BAC test for the alcohol. Graves refused to take the test. A check of Graves drivers license showed she had three prior DWI convictions. A check of the vehicle showed it belonged to a resident of Pocahontas. About this time the owner noticed the vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro, was missing from a residence at Walnut Ridge where they was visiting and called the Walnut Ridge Police Dept to report the theft. Deputies where contacted by Walnut Ridge Police to report the vehicle had been stolen. Graves is currently in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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