De Queen Police Officer Jarrin Platt was dispatched early in the evening of Dec. 30 to a call of a recklessly driven vehicle that was alleged to have been driving in and out of traffic. The vehicle was reported to have stopped at the Walmart shopping center and was in the parking lot in front of Murphy's Gas station.
Platt said that upon arrival, he saw a vehicle taking up two parking spots matching the color and description of the vehicle that had been called in. He identified the driver as Michael Lawrence from Benton, La. After further investigation, Lawrence was arrested and jailed for public intox.