April 9th, 2012 07:07 PM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: ASP, Coach Petrino, Lance King, petrino
The Arkansas State Police has released the full narrative report from Capt. Lance King regarding the April 1 motorcycle accident involving Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and football staff member Jessica Dorrell.
King did not violate any police policy or state laws, according to State Police.
“At no time did I fail to provide information to my supervisor or involve myself in the accident investigation,” King wrote in his closing of the narrative.
King wrote he was contacted by Dorrell by cell phone on April 1 before he met Petrino to transport him to a nearby hospital. But King stated he never learned anything of Dorrell, including her name.
“I do not know Jessica Dorrell and I have never met her,” King wrote. “Coach Petrino and I did not discuss any passenger information during transport to the hospital or otherwise.”
Petrino cited a “gust of wind” as the reason for his accident, according to the report. Pitino stated multiple times during the ride to the hospital that he believed he had broken his neck, according to King.
“During this short (four to five mile) commute Coach Petrino did nothing but groan in pain for the entire ride,” King wrote.
King ruled out the possibility of alcohol being a factor in the crash.
“At no time was there any indication that Coach Petrino had been drinking or was intoxicated,” King wrote. “He did not smell of alcoholic beverages.”
King stated that he informed Petrino on Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:50 central time that the ASP accident report would be released later that afternoon. Petrino called Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long at about 3:12 to inform him Dorrell had also been involved in the accident.
King’s narrative was provided to Long on Monday to be used in his review, according to State Police.
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