Exclusive: White County Justice of the Peace Charged With DWI

I just received a copy of this police report from Searcy PD.  It outlines the arrest of White County JP George “Bud” Osborn on Thanksgiving day around 1:40 p.m. for drunken driving, driving left of center, and failure to maintain traffic lane.  His blood-alcohol level was .13.  The legal limit in Arkansas .08.

You will see that the address & phone number for Mr. Osborn on the report match what is listed on the White County website.  Under occupation is written “JOP” or “Justice of the Peace.”

Here is the full text of the officer’s report:

On Thursday, November 24 2011, at approximately 1:40pm, I was dispatched to the area of Gum Springs Road regarding a State Police message of a possibly intoxicated driver entering town from the direction of Hwy 267. The description given was a silver GMC pickup, AR license plate 545 NDW. Upon arrival, I observed the vehicle entering the city from the south. The driver passed by my location and I began following to observe.

I made contact with the driver, George Osborn, after I observed him cross left of center and leave the roadway after overcorrecting. I identified myself and the reason for the stop. After an initial investigation, Osborn was found to be under the influence of intoxicants. He was given field sobriety and BAC testing. The results of the BAC were .13.

Osborn was issued citation number 083887 for DWI 5-65-103, Driving Left of Center 27-51-301, and Failure to Maintain Traffic Lane 27-51-302. A must appear court date of January 5, 2012 was given. Osborn was released OR.

Mr. Osborn’s court date is set for January 5, 2012.  He will face license revocation.

Nic Horton



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