Gary Arnold In January 1989 and 1990, Gary Arnold was the elected prosecutor of the Seventh Judicial District of Arkansas, which is the three-county district of Saline, Hot Spring, and Grant County. One of Arnold's deputy prosecutors was Jean Duffey, who came in and immediately disrupted the well-established "good old boy" system where $2000 could buy off a DWI. Several prominent attorneys and a municipal court judge complained to Arnold, but he supported Jean. The county's conviction rate for DWI's alone shot up from 67% to 94% in just six months, which was politically beneficial for Arnold. However, Arnold made an about face when the district's law enforcement agencies insisted Jean be appointed to head a newly funded drug task force. Several politically prominent public officials, that are now known to have been involved in illegal drug activity, opposed Jean's appointment. Arnold, who had higher political ambitions, not only ceased to support Jean, but did what he could to discredit her. For his efforts, he was set up to run unopposed for the district's juvenile judgeship, a position he has held since 1991. This story is detailed in "The Demise of Jean Duffey's Task Force" under the topic "Saline County, Arkansas."

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