Davidson Out on Bail Following Fatal Accident

By Tammy Moore Teague

On Friday, November 30, John Davidson, 37, was involved in a head-on collision that resulted in the death of an Elm Park resident.

While Davidson was recuperating from his injuries, his mother, Mary Davidson petitioned the court for his involuntary commitment to a drug recovery center. At the time of the accident Davidson tested positive for cannabis, opiates and benzodiazepines. None of which he had been prescribed according to court documents.

On December 5, a Scott County Circuit Judge ordered that Davidson be confined. However, on December 10, a counselor with Harbor Recovery Center stated “Davidson was admitted to Harbor Recovery Center’s Residential Chemical Dependency Treatment Program on December 6. As of December 10, 2018 he has been discharged incomplete from this program due to a positive drug screen for THC, opiates and OXY upon returning from a pass from a doctors appointment. He will be eligible for re-admission (30) days following his date of discharge.”

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Davidson was arrested on December 15 and released on December 18 on a $150,000 bond. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports, which were sent to the state crime lab in Little Rock following the accident.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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