Man's trip for "chocolate gravy" ends with stop in jail | Crime
A man’s trip to the store for some “chocolate gravy” ended with a detour to the Craighead County Detention Center.
Albert Bullock, 54, of Paris, AR, was arrested Friday morning after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a car parked in front of a business on South Caraway Road, according to the initial police report.
Officer Josh Wiiest reported the engine was running and Bullock was slumped over in the driver’s seat.
Wiiest said he had to knock on the window several times before Bullock woke up. When he did, Bullock began “pressing random buttons on the dashboard” for several seconds before finally shutting off the ignition, the report stated.
Bullock told Wiiest he had arrived in town Thursday night and had gone to a party, according to the report. When asked if he had drunk at the party, Bullock reportedly said, “Well, you know, it was a party and I was drinking.”
When told he would have to take a field sobriety test, Bullock reportedly told the officer he knew he had been drinking but was not driving, adding “he was just fixing to head to the store and get some chocolate gravy for breakfast and that he wasn’t hurting anyone.”
When Bullock failed the field sobriety test, according to the report, Wiiest took him into custody and drove him to the Jonesboro Police Department for a BAC test which resulted in a 0.13 reading.
After Bullock was unable to find someone to pick him up, he was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was booked for driving while intoxicated.