|ASA HUTCHINSON III PLACED IN HANDCUFFS BY ASP TROOPER TAYLOR ELKINS|
William Asa Hutchinson III, the son of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was arrested back on May 18th by the Arkansas State Police for his 4th Driving While Intoxicated ("DWI") offense.
We previously covered his 3rd DWI arrest which his conviction was tossed due to a technicality (click here, here and here) and his arrest at a festival in Alabama for possession of MDMA (click here and here).
|ASA III's ALABAMA MUGSHOT|
His latest arrest resulted when he was blasting down I-49 and was clocked by an Arkansas State Trooper going almost 90 mph.
When the trooper pulled Asa III over and was talking with him, he noticed the smell of alcohol and impaired motor movements.
The trooper also noted opened box of canned alcoholic beverages (beer?) in the back seat. The trooper asked him if he had been drinking and Asa III said no.
The trooper had Asa III exit his vehicle and the trooper noted that Asa III's eyes were bloodshot and watery.
The trooper inquires again about drinking and Asa III then said he had been drinking earlier that morning, but he was "sober as a jaybird".
Asa III whined about his shoes and clothes and stated that his younger girlfriend had dressed him. He went on to say that it was not the clothes he wants to wear. This drunkard is 42 years old.
Asa III slurred his words, had difficulty standing on one leg (he wobbled but did not fall down) and he blew a 0.187% BAC during a portable breath test. The legal limit is 0.08%.
This is the video we obtained from the Arkansas State Police of the incident. It's 25 minutes long, so grab some popcorn and a non-alcoholic beverage.
We have additional videos and they will be posted as they are added to our YouTube channel.
These are the documents we obtained from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
And the report from the Arkansas State Police.
We requested the information from the ASP back on May 29th and received it yesterday.
These are some screen shots of what you can expect in the other videos.
Asa III needs to have an ignition interlock on his ride before he kills someone.
His daddy needs to have a come to Jesus meeting with him and get him some substance abuse treatment. Makes us wonder if its something that runs in the family and they don't see this as a problem.
The moral of this story is if you are connected to an elected official, especially to the Governor of a state, you get breaks, Like Asa III has, that most other folks don't get.