Fayetteville Police Pull Unconscious Drunk Man From Burning Car

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department pulled an unconscious drunk man from a burning car, and when he woke up, he started arguing with police and didn’t believe they’d saved his life, authorities say.

Timothy Marrs, 24, of Fayetteville was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Tuesday (Oct. 28) at 12:32 p.m. He faces charges of DWI, violation of implied consent and resisting arrest, according to the jail’s intake report.

He bonded out the same day at 2:51 p.m.

Police came to Adobe Street and Sierra Avenue for a report of a car on fire. They tried to use an extinguisher to put out the fire, but it failed to have any effect, according to an arrest report.

One officer noticed the brake lights were dimly lit and found a man unconscious in the driver’s seat. The police officer then dragged the man from the vehicle and away from the fire, saving his life, the report states.

The man was identified as Marrs, and when he woke up, he argued with police. He didn’t believe they pulled him from the car and saved his life, police said.

Authorities smelled intoxicants coming from Marrs, and he continued to argue with police and paramedics. He said they pulled him from his home, according to the report.

Marrs refused all medical treatment and also refused to participate in any field tests. He also resisted arrest, and multiple officers had to handcuff him, the report states.

While on the way to the jail, Marrs called the officer that saved him a “rapist” and made a comment about sleeping with the officer’s mother, according to the report.

He also said his roommate had “more guns than a pawn shop” and would kill the officer, the report states.

When he was handed paperwork at the jail, Marrs tore it up, saying, “I’m not gonna do [expletive] [expletive] for you.”

A records check showed this was Marrs’ 2nd DWI arrest in the last five years, according to the report.

His court date has been scheduled for Dec. 5, according to the jail’s intake report.

7 comments

  • Arkansans for Justice

    This is an every day occurrence. Why is this news?

    Headline: Drunk man acts drunk.

    Good job to the police, as ways, you are the glue holding our crumbling society together.

    • ABC

      Police are the glue holding society together? Ehhh…
      They did a good job here, but I guess you haven’t heard about the multiple Fayetteville police officers driving cop cars drunk and only getting a slap on the hand? Not to mention the sexual harassment and whatever else has been in the news about them. They aren’t saints by any means.

      • Matt

        100% agree with you. They are driving around drunk in police cars and what was the punishment? They couldn’t drive their police cars home for 3 months? Uhh what? Why are we paying the police to drive government vehicles back and forth to work? That’s a lot of gas for the sports cars they are driving. Why aren’t the cars used on every shift? When someone gets off the next officer should take the car.. This might actually save us a little money on our budget…

      • JD

        How about giving props to the officer that saved this man’s life instead of dragging the bad ones into this thread? GOOD JOB to the officer for saving the ignorant drunk guy’s life!

      • FEDUP

        Judging the many by the few? Shame on you. Next time you are threatened by a criminal act call one of your buddies for assistance.

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