Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator Randy Gilbert.
Walter S. Eisenburg, 32, of 112 Hollow Tree Circle, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident with both injury and property damage, vehicular theft of property and defaulting on a misdemeanor fine. He was assigned a $35,000 sheriff’s bond on Friday in Union County District Court.
According to original reports, 52-year-old James Ware, of North Little Rock, was traveling north on U.S. 167 at 7:30 p.m. on Monday when he collided with a partially obscured trailer pulled over to the side of the road. When his car careened into a southbound ditch, Ware reportedly became trapped and later had to be extricated with a broken leg.
He was transported to the Medical Center of South Arkansas for emergency services and remained for further treatment Tuesday.
After leaving the U.S. 167 scene, Eisenburg allegedly crashed the GMC Jimmy he was driving on Amason Road.
The price tag for the two accidents is estimated at $12,000.
More in tomorrow’s News-Times.