by David Ramsey
Unfortunately this is not the first time he has been charged with a DWI offense. Back in 2001 he pled guilty to a DWI offense in North Little Rock.
On February 11, 2001 at approximately 12:54 a.m., Asa III was pulled over by the ASP for speeding (80 mph in a 60 mph zone). When the trooper was at Asa III's vehicle he immediately smelled alcohol and Asa III seemed "dazed" and "slow" and his eyes were bloodshot. Asa III was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. Asa III then consented to a breath test and he had a BAC of 0.11%. Asa III told the trooper he had consumed 6 or 7 drinks.
The court records note a previous DWI arrest on September 27, 1996.
CLICK TO VIEW THE COURT FILE FROM HIS 2001 DWI ARREST
Asa III was involved in an accident in Conway last August in which the vehicle he was driving flipped onto its passenger side during a purported accident. Reports indicate that alcohol was not a factor, but Hutchinson was not given a field sobriety test, nor was he given any type of test to determine blood alcohol content.