A Pine Bluff man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly left the scene of an accident involving two motorcycles.
Edward Knight, 42, was detained by a witness to the accident after he returned to the scene a short time after the accident in a gold Monte Carlo that the witness said caused the accident in the 8100 block of Sheridan Road at 8:37 p.m.
White Hall Police Investigator Sgt. Celena Harbison said in a probable cause affidavit that after Knight returned to the scene, he was taken to the White Hall Police Department, where he agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests but failed all of them. He later admitted to drinking several 32-ounce beers and said that he should not have been driving.
Knight had no valid driver’s license or proof of insurance on the car and said he was driving when the vehicle struck two motorcycles. He also said he did not remember hitting them.
The affidavit did not list any information on the operators of the motorcycles or injuries they received.
On Monday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Knight, who was listed as a possible flight risk because of connections in Texas, after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with two counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Knight