Summit man arrested following head-on collision

A Marion County man, 30-year-old Stephen Brewer of Summit, has been charged with a felony count of second-degree battery in connection with a head-on collision in April that sent two people to Baxter Regional Medical Center.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Monday, Arkansas State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on the afternoon of April 8 near the west end of the U.S. Highway 62/412 Bypass at Flippin.

An investigation determined Brewer was westbound when his vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was not identified in the affidavit.

At BRMC, the state trooper spoke with Brewer and detected a “strong odor of intoxicants.” The Summit man consented to a blood sample being taken.

Analysis of the sample from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory reflected the blood samples tested positive for cannabinoids and reflected a blood alcohol content of .12. In Arkansas, when a driver’s BAC reaches 0.08 percent or higher, the person is driving while intoxicated.

Brewer was booked into the Marion County Detention Center Thursday on a bond of $10,000.

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