AndrewPowellOn 12/9/14, at approximately 10:22 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on the North I-30 Service Road under the South St. overpass, which is designated as one-way for westbound traffic only.  
Eventually, officers were able to safely conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Andrew Powell (46 YOA) of Jonesboro. Based on their observations and evidence, officers subsequently placed Powell under arrest for suspicion of DWI.  
Powell was transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing without incident. He is charged with DWI-4th Offense (Felony), Wrong Way on a One Way, Careless Driving, Drinking on the Highway, and Tampering with an Ignition Interlock Device.  The tampering charge stems from evidence suggesting a court mandated ignition interlock device on Powell’s vehicle had been bypassed.  
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play.  
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.