Arrest made in car-house collision
Woman facing multiple charges after hitting West Memphis home with her BMW
A West Memphis woman with a suspended drivers license, found standing at the corner of East Woodlawn and South Woodlawn Drive Tuesday morning, is believed to be the driver of the vehicle that ran into a home at 607 E. Woodlawn Drive causing minor injuries to the female occupant. Assistant Police Chief Robert Langston identified the suspect as Sherice Walker of West Memphis.
She has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, careless and prohibited driving.
Langston said at approximately 10:30 a.m. Tuesday officers responded to the Woodlawn Drive address and found a white BMW 525 that has crashed into the southwest wall.
Officers spoke to a witness who advised that she had been sitting in a vehicle across the street when the BMW slammed into the residence. Officers were also told the BMW was traveling east on North Woodlawn at a high rate of speed and the driver lost control attempting to make the curve onto East Woodlawn.
The witness also told police two black females exited through the passenger side of the vehicle before gathering items from the trunk and running south on East Woodlawn before she lost sight of them.
Langston said it was soon after talking to the witness that they came in contact with Walker and noticed a strong odor of intoxicants.
Officers also said Walker’s eyes were bloodshot and watery and that her speech was slurred.
“Upon questioning Walker about the incident, she said that she had been driving the vehicle when it struck the residence. It was at that point that Walker was taken into custody and transported to the Crittenden County Detention Center,” Langston said.
Further investigation revealed that Walker’s license had been suspended and that she had no insurance on the vehicle.