Fayetteville Police Pull Unconscious Drunk Man From Burning Car
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.