A Prestonsburg woman was arrested in Paintsville four times in one week on public intoxication charges, according to records from the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Most recently, court documents said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Weddington responded to a complaint Sunday at a residence in West Van Lear. Upon arrival, the citation said, Weddington made contact with the resident, who stated that Rebecca Collins, 21, of Prestonsburg, was asked to leave and refused to do so.

According to the citation, Weddington made contact with Collins, who he said was lying in a bed upstairs inside the house. When Weddington asked Collins if she had been asked to leave, she confirmed that she had. Weddington noted that while he spoke to Collins, he noticed she had “difficulty maintaining balance and slurred speech.”

The resident advised Weddington that Collins “has been a drug user for quite some time,” the citation said.

Collins was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing and public intoxication before being transported to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

This isn’t the first time Collins has been arrested on similar charges, according to BSRDC records, with three arrests between the dates of Aug. 28 and Sept. 1., all including charges for public intoxication. In the Aug. 28 arrest, Collins was also charged with menacing.

Only one case is currently filed for Collins, with no court date currently set. Collins was still lodged in the BSRDC as of presstime Tuesday.

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