Reckless driver pulled from burning vehicle, faces several charges | Crime
BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) – Law enforcement officers and several bystanders were able to rescue a man from his burning vehicle Tuesday night.
Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department (BPD) said police were called around 6:30 in regards to a reckless driver in a white Hummer on westbound I-30 in Bryant. Later, the Hummer was spotted on fire just before the Congo Overpass in Benton; the vehicle had hit the inside wall.
Crowson said the driver, Bilal K Al-amin, was still in the car, staring forward and not responding.
A statement to THV11 revealed that officers and some bystanders jumped into action to remove the man from the Hummer. The doors were locked, so one officer began busting out the passenger window to get the door open. Another climbed onto the hood of the car to bust out the windshield just before the driver snapped back to his senses and crawled toward the passenger door.
Crowson said police were able to pull the driver to safety. He was believed to have been driving while under the influence and was charged with aggravated assault, driving while under the influence, reckless driver, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended or revoked license, refusal to submit to a chemical test, possession of firearms, and use of a another person's property.
BPD commends the officers involved and would like for the bystanders who helped to come forward, so they can be recognized for their bravery.