A Pulaski County Circuit choose on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a 54-year-old Little Rock man accused of killing a person in a drunken-driving collision final yr, saying Victor Montell Harmon examined optimistic for marijuana Monday.
Prosecutors additionally had petitioned the courtroom for Harmon’s arrest, reporting that he had did not undergo weekly drug testing since he was court-ordered to take action three weeks in the past. Harmon, charged with negligent murder, was presupposed to be examined final Friday.
Choose Chris Piazza mentioned he ordered Harmon on Monday to instantly bear testing, and Harmon defined the take a look at’s optimistic discovering by stating that he had used marijuana over the weekend.
Deputy prosecutor Tonya Acker advised the choose that prosecutors wished Harmon arrested as a result of he had not adopted the court-ordered testing requirement because it was imposed Might 4.
Acker advised the choose that Harmon had a blood-alcohol degree of 0.175, which is greater than twice the authorized restrict of 0.08, when he was arrested by state troopers after a 37-year-old England man was killed on the Interstate 30 Arkansas River Bridge in October.
Based on a crash report, Anthony Brian King, an electrician, had pulled over to assist a Ford Expedition that had stalled within the westbound lanes of Interstate 30. King was killed when a Dodge Dakota pickup crashed into the again of the Expedition, pushing the SUV into King and crushing him in opposition to his Jeep.
Authorities recognized Harmon because the Dodge driver, reporting that each he and his passenger, Vercy Robinson, have been injured.
Based on an arrest report, Harmon was driving with a suspended license and the pickup had fictitious license plates.
Harmon spent about 5 months in jail earlier than being launched on $40,000 bond.