A Magoffin County woman was arrested recently on charges including that she was driving while intoxicated and had an improperly restrained juvenile in her vehicle.
According to court documents, Kentucky State Police Trooper D. Thompson was patrolling in the Puncheon area of Sitka on Aug. 28 when he located a 2007 Toyota Camry partially on the roadway and partially in the ditch on the left side of the roadway.
Thompson wrote that he exited the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Carol A. Holland, 49, of Puncheon Creek, Royalton, and a six-year-old who was in her vehicle.
Holland, the citation said, was “very hyper,” was talking very fast and wouldn’t stand still while talking with the trooper.
Holland told the trooper that another vehicle had run her off the roadway, the citation said, but Thompson noted in the citation that her vehicle was on the opposite side of the road from her lane of travel.
Holland told the trooper she had not taken any intoxicating substances, the citation said, but admitted she had taken a “pill” for her back and that she had “smoked meth,” after she was unable to successfully perform field sobriety tests.
Holland was placed under arrest, the citation said, and Thompson searched her vehicle, at which time he found a bag containing 12 pills and a clear glass smoking pipe with burnt black residue. Thompson wrote that, while searching the vehicle, he did not find a booster seat for the child.
Holland was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of DUI, a booster seat violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prescription drug not in a proper container, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and traffic charges.
Jail records show she was released the next day.