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#25 Aug 20, 2014
Reality, DON'T DRIVE while intoxicated, don't get into a car/ vehicle with anybody who "maybe" intoxicated, or has been drinking/ doing any kind of drugs prior. Don't drive without a license or get into a vehicle with an unlicensed driver. Reality Check over.
Guest

Cherokee Village, AR

#26 Aug 21, 2014
A lot of time passed while he was drunk at home and drunk and causing a problem at the local hospital all the time police were involved, why did they not arrest him before the wreck?
Probably cause points: Drunk - No Drivers licenses - No Insurance- just to name a few.

Since: Jan 11

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#27 Aug 22, 2014
Guest wrote:
A lot of time passed while he was drunk at home and drunk and causing a problem at the local hospital all the time police were involved, why did they not arrest him before the wreck?
Probably cause points: Drunk - No Drivers licenses - No Insurance- just to name a few.
Guest wrote:
A lot of time passed while he was drunk at home and drunk and causing a problem at the local hospital all the time police were involved, why did they not arrest him before the wreck?
Probably cause points: Drunk - No Drivers licenses - No Insurance- just to name a few.
Assuming his friends, the others in the group, were with him when the police were involved the "two" times, not the "whole time". The Police have the right to leave adults to drive when they are under the assumption that the " Nick would be driven home by one of the other adults of the car/ licensed adult in the group." With an agreement from consenting adults to be repondsable to drive, the police didn't need to do more. They didn't need to stalk the group, they didn't need to follow the "adults", and they had done their job. Where things went right that night was someone in the group drove Nick to the hospital. Where it went wrong , the group had been asked to leave by the Police/ hospital the driver who took them to the hospital had the car keys ( assuming ). After the Police believed the adult licensed driver was going to be driving the car home, like they had to the hospital, Nick took the keys away from that other adult. The three adults entered the car and Nick drove. The police didn't fail the group of " adults " . The group failed to follow orders from the police. That resulted in the outcome of a wreck. The group of " adults" were presumably not at the hospital long enough for Nicks intoxification levels to drop below the legal limits.
Jude

Perryville, MO

#28 Aug 22, 2014
amanda r wrote:
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No he wasn't. So please could you all keep your opinions to your self. Most of you all wouldn't be talking all this shit if it was your family. You guys think that this is easy for any one of us. All you guys are doing is hiding behind a computer without showing who you are. If you have anything to say about it why dont you confront us with who you really are. Because as of right now your being a shit talker and seems scared to tell us who you are.
if it was my family member that did that i would b the first to stand up and say he deserves prison time. this is just plain ignorant. this has been a hot topic for decades and the actions of the driver prove it is still deadly. grow up and stop this ludicrous behavior. it is wrong plain and simple. and how old was the driver? i am asking because it appears as if he was underage as well. no sympathy from me whatsoever.
how stupid

Hardy, AR

#29 Aug 22, 2014
Jude wrote:
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if it was my family member that did that i would b the first to stand up and say he deserves prison time. this is just plain ignorant. this has been a hot topic for decades and the actions of the driver prove it is still deadly. grow up and stop this ludicrous behavior. it is wrong plain and simple. and how old was the driver? i am asking because it appears as if he was underage as well. no sympathy from me whatsoever.
He was 28
Guest

Hardy, AR

#30 Aug 22, 2014
Cares Who Someone wrote:
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Assuming his friends, the others in the group, were with him when the police were involved the "two" times, not the "whole time". The Police have the right to leave adults to drive when they are under the assumption that the " Nick would be driven home by one of the other adults of the car/ licensed adult in the group." With an agreement from consenting adults to be repondsable to drive, the police didn't need to do more. They didn't need to stalk the group, they didn't need to follow the "adults", and they had done their job. Where things went right that night was someone in the group drove Nick to the hospital. Where it went wrong , the group had been asked to leave by the Police/ hospital the driver who took them to the hospital had the car keys ( assuming ). After the Police believed the adult licensed driver was going to be driving the car home, like they had to the hospital, Nick took the keys away from that other adult. The three adults entered the car and Nick drove. The police didn't fail the group of " adults " . The group failed to follow orders from the police. That resulted in the outcome of a wreck. The group of " adults" were presumably not at the hospital long enough for Nicks intoxification levels to drop below the legal limits.
So the cops turn drunk drivers over to the "crowd" these days? That alone should stop all the drunk drivers in this "dry" county from going to jail.
how stupid

Hardy, AR

#31 Aug 23, 2014
Hopkinssister wrote:
Think about what. Seriously if you seen the vehicle and the seat belt marks how can someone who marks go from right to left be driving. Common sense.
He wasn't even wearing a seatbelt. He's the victim right?
tired of bs

Willard, NC

#32 Aug 23, 2014
There has been a lot of speculation in this forum about what happened or what should have happened or what should happen to the driver. Tragedies like this one happen everyday around the world. I doubt any of you are speculating on those accidents. The driver (whom ever that might be) is probably feeling unbelievably bad right now. Let the courts and police do there job and everyone else stop trying to put there two cents in. The family of the victim doesn't need to be dealing with all the drama and speculation on this damn forum. Have some respect and if you cant be nice then don't reply to anything. Nick Hopkins and Amanda Byrley were practically family due to having kids together. If the passengers in that car knew the driver was intoxicated then they should have never gotten in with them. The driver is not the only one at fault. The passengers had a choice and didn't make the right one. It is so easy for everyone to place blame on the driver but no one stops to think that both passengers where over the age of 18 and could have spoke up and stopped him from driving. Time for everyone to grow up and stop placing blame on everyone for every thing.
how stupid

Hardy, AR

#33 Aug 23, 2014
tired of bs wrote:
There has been a lot of speculation in this forum about what happened or what should have happened or what should happen to the driver. Tragedies like this one happen everyday around the world. I doubt any of you are speculating on those accidents. The driver (whom ever that might be) is probably feeling unbelievably bad right now. Let the courts and police do there job and everyone else stop trying to put there two cents in. The family of the victim doesn't need to be dealing with all the drama and speculation on this damn forum. Have some respect and if you cant be nice then don't reply to anything. Nick Hopkins and Amanda Byrley were practically family due to having kids together. If the passengers in that car knew the driver was intoxicated then they should have never gotten in with them. The driver is not the only one at fault. The passengers had a choice and didn't make the right one. It is so easy for everyone to place blame on the driver but no one stops to think that both passengers where over the age of 18 and could have spoke up and stopped him from driving. Time for everyone to grow up and stop placing blame on everyone for every thing.
If you don't like the bs then don't read it
sad

Jonesboro, AR

#34 Aug 23, 2014
[I lived in Pocahontas all my life and there are caring people here. Don't let a few awful people give the opinion of our town. We are no better or worse off then any normal little town. It's just a sad accident that happened . PRAYERS for the families. involved. and the children.
nonofurbiz

Ash Flat, AR

#35 Aug 23, 2014
hopkinssiter ur really blind and stupid , if there was a b rain un ur head and a brain ur u say this is is your brother he should of never left the house drinking in the first place......
nonofurbiz

Ash Flat, AR

#36 Aug 23, 2014
let the cout decide on whats going to happen to Mr. Hopkins . Its not our right to judge him but the court of law will. i do agree that in a case like this and the person that caused the deadly accident should be barred .....in prison.
nonofurbiz

Ash Flat, AR

#37 Aug 23, 2014
justwonderin wrote:
This place is just full of gossip!! It doesn't matter who was in the accident, it matters that 2 children are without a mother and the father has to live with this the rest of his life. You people in Pocahontas need to mind your own business and let people live their lives! I'v only been up there a few times and both times see nothing but gossip and trouble making. Nick Hopkins and the surviving passenger have to deal with this and get through life without nosy neighbors and trouble makers.
shut up teri ur always making up lies to cover for someone
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#38 Aug 24, 2014
Hopkinssister wrote:
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What happen to my family. Is not any of your business. If we wanted you guess to know then you would of been informed by the family. My niece and nephew has to deal with never seeing their mom again. And please before anybody wants to point fingers saying this and that person was driving Spare me. The only people who know the truth is the people in the accident. Pocahontas is a bunch of nosy ass people
When someone is irresponsible enough to drink and drive it is everyones business, he was charged and should get prison time for vehicular homicide.
another guest

Perryville, MO

#39 Aug 24, 2014
this is a terrible tragedy. all families involved have a lot to deal with.
even if he was not the only person drinking he was the person who was drinking and driving.

the person who got behind the wheel of a car drunk should be punished for making unwise choices. He is not the victim, and protecting him and saying how terrible this all is for him is a bit of a joke. He killed her with his bad choices even if he loved her, his driving drunk killed her and he should pay the price in the judicial system. her children, her family, now all have to grieve her loss, his family will have to grieve as well, but at least he is alive. he killed someone in an accident that involved a car and booze. in this day and age people should know better than to drink and drive. his unwise choices put everyone in danger not just the passengers in his car. yeah i feel bad for him, i feel bad that he thought he could drink and drive, bad that the person he "loved" was killed by that choice.. the whole thing is sad.. but he did this, he drank, he drove, he crashed, he killed, and he should pay for that.
guest

United States

#40 Aug 24, 2014
another guest wrote:
this is a terrible tragedy. all families involved have a lot to deal with.
even if he was not the only person drinking he was the person who was drinking and driving.
the person who got behind the wheel of a car drunk should be punished for making unwise choices. He is not the victim, and protecting him and saying how terrible this all is for him is a bit of a joke. He killed her with his bad choices even if he loved her, his driving drunk killed her and he should pay the price in the judicial system. her children, her family, now all have to grieve her loss, his family will have to grieve as well, but at least he is alive. he killed someone in an accident that involved a car and booze. in this day and age people should know better than to drink and drive. his unwise choices put everyone in danger not just the passengers in his car. yeah i feel bad for him, i feel bad that he thought he could drink and drive, bad that the person he "loved" was killed by that choice.. the whole thing is sad.. but he did this, he drank, he drove, he crashed, he killed, and he should pay for that.
I said a little prayer for the family. It's the saddest thing.
how stupid

Hardy, AR

#41 Aug 24, 2014
another guest wrote:
this is a terrible tragedy. all families involved have a lot to deal with.
even if he was not the only person drinking he was the person who was drinking and driving.
the person who got behind the wheel of a car drunk should be punished for making unwise choices. He is not the victim, and protecting him and saying how terrible this all is for him is a bit of a joke. He killed her with his bad choices even if he loved her, his driving drunk killed her and he should pay the price in the judicial system. her children, her family, now all have to grieve her loss, his family will have to grieve as well, but at least he is alive. he killed someone in an accident that involved a car and booze. in this day and age people should know better than to drink and drive. his unwise choices put everyone in danger not just the passengers in his car. yeah i feel bad for him, i feel bad that he thought he could drink and drive, bad that the person he "loved" was killed by that choice.. the whole thing is sad.. but he did this, he drank, he drove, he crashed, he killed, and he should pay for that.
I'm a close friend to the family and what makes me so sick about this is that not one person of Nick's family came to the funeral and not one of them offered to help pay for her funeral. But they get on Topix and says how much they love her. What bullshit when Amanda little girl couldn't even come to the funeral because they left town with her but your not going to hear the Hopkins family say shit about that.
nonofurbiz

Ash Flat, AR

#42 Aug 24, 2014
Hopkinssister wrote:
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What happen to my family. Is not any of your business. If we wanted you guess to know then you would of been informed by the family. My niece and nephew has to deal with never seeing their mom again. And please before anybody wants to point fingers saying this and that person was driving Spare me. The only people who know the truth is the people in the accident. Pocahontas is a bunch of nosy ass people
r police know who was driving and thats all that matters and it stated inthe police report that nick was the drive and he had been told twice that night by the police that he did not need to be driving threy smelled the beer on his breathe ...so if u have any questions about this then u should call the police department in Pocahontas and ask them ...i really dont think it would be wise to call the police a liar......wake up it happen as it was reported so grow up...
nickswifeisaliar

Russellville, AR

#44 Sep 14, 2014
Hopkinssister wrote:
Think about what. Seriously if you seen the vehicle and the seat belt marks how can someone who marks go from right to left be driving. Common sense.
Y'all r liars!! Trying to get Nick and Pocahontas to believe he wasn't driving.. I was with the guy who waited for and called the police after the accident. NICK WAS DRIVING... The passenger in the front was Amanda the back passenger couldn't even get out of the car because AMANDA was in the FRONT seat DEAD!!(On her last breath)... Nicks wife thinks by going around telling people that Nick want driving well make it true..WRONG.. people in Pocahontas r smarter than that. NICK MADE A FATAL MISTAKE AND MUST OWN UP TO IT.. AND U AMANDA NICKS WIFE I hear... was the reason they all got in that car in the first place.. take some blame urself for drinking while on PSYCHO MEDS and who knows what else that caused ur ""STRESS SEIZURE"" and that accident....#ownyourshit
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#45 Sep 22, 2014
seems "odd" to me that the cops were so lenient on a drunk person they had contact with more than once in a single night. i dont know what happened that night even tho ive read the newspaper articles & saw it on the news. they dont really give the complete story. all i know is that anybody i have ever known that was drunk and/or disorderly went to jail after their FIRST encounter with the cops & wasnt given a 2nd or 3rd chance to go home. i would like to know the whole story. who were the cops that let him go and what was their reasons for not arresting him sooner? such a sad thing, my heart goes out to everyone involved.

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