Felony Suspect Charged In Fayetteville With Fourth DWI Gets October Trial Date

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new trial date has been scheduled for a felony suspect booked in Fayetteville in June on his fourth DWI arrest, records show.

Keith Foley, 33, was set to appear before Washington County Circuit Judge William Storey on Sept. 30, but the trial date has been reset to Oct. 20 at the request of his attorney, officials said. He is being represent by Autumn Tolbert, a deputy public defender.

At his arraignment on July 9, Foley pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Judge Ray Reynolds to a felony fourth charge of driving while intoxicated, officials said.

Foley previously told the judge he is under psychiatric care in Hot Springs.

A Fayetteville officer stopped Foley on June 3 after seeing him make an improper lane change, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

The officer asked Foley to get out of his vehicle and then conducted standard sobriety tests on the suspect, according to the report.

The officer said he noticed enough clues to believe Foley was intoxicated and transported him to the Washington County Detention Center for additional tests, the report states.

A drug recognition expert who performed an evaluation on Foley at the jail determined he was too intoxicated to operate a vehicle due to CNS depressants, a class of drugs most associated with sedatives, according to the report.

Foley was booked into the detention center and later released on a $3,830 bond, records show.

Foley has three prior DWI convictions, one each in 2010, 2013 and 2014, according to the report. Under Arkansas law, the first three DWI convictions are misdemeanors.