New Trial Date Set In Fayetteville For Suspect In Fourth DWI Arrest

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A new trial date has been set for a 33-year-old man who was booked in Fayetteville in June on his fourth DWI arrest, records show.

Keith Foley was set to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on Sept. 12, but his trial date has been rescheduled to begin on Sept. 26.

Foley pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on July 9 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.

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