In the early morning hours of December 3, 2021, LRPD cop Michael "Lil Bang" Ford, Jr. was involved in a single vehicle crash on I-430 North just past the Rodney Parham exit.
When Arkansas State Police Troopers Andrew Stovall and Jerry Oglesby arrived at the scene, they found Ford's SUV lodged against the wire guardrail in the median.
According to the incident report, Ford was trapped in the vehicle and was trying to open the door that was up against the wire guardrail.
One of the troopers found the rear hatch door of the SUV would open and after a bit of coaxing was able to get Ford to crawl out the back hatch.
Ford had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and reeked of booze.
Trooper Stovall did not place Ford at the front of his vehicle as is standard ASP procedure (you can check out videos we have on our YouTube channel of some DWI arrests of the Governor's Son, Asa III).
Additionally, Ford was not taken to the Pulaski County Jail for booking (fingerprint and mugshot) and held until he sobered up. Instead he was taken to Troop "A" headquarters and released to a family member.
ASP has only released video footage from the second trooper to arrive at the scene.
Ford was only cited and given a court date.
This is not the first time Ford has been in hot water. We broke the story back in January 2020 when on New Year's Eve gunfire erupted at Ford's residence in Maumelle, AR riddling the air with bullets. Ford was drunk and told Maumelle Police to fuck off and refused to identify himself. You can read that post by clicking here.
An internal investigation branded Ford a liar. You can read that post by clicking here.
All he got was a slap on the wrist because he is a first string member of problematic LRPD Chief Humphrey's insider team.
This appears to be Lil Bang's first DWI charge, although his daddy and former LRPD cop Michael Ford, Sr. has several.
Stay tuned for updates.