From January 9 to March 5 Kentucky and Indiana police have been cracking down on impaired semi-truck drivers, making multiple arrests of drivers being accused of driving while using drugs.
Most recently, a driver from Louisville was arrested on Interstate 64 in Floyd County, Indiana for smoking marijuana while driving a semi-truck, and was found to be in possession of more marijuana in his truck. Another arrest occurred in Indiana on US 31 South in Scott County when a semi-truck driver was found to have methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
In early January a commercial truck driver from Georgia was arrested in Bullitt County Kentucky when he admitted to smoking marijuana laced with cocaine after failing field sobriety tests. A K-9 was also called to search the truck and immediately found bags of white powdery substances in the vehicle. The driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance and operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Operating any motor vehicle while impaired is illegal and dangerous, but even more dangerous when the impaired driver is operating a semi-truck. Impaired or distracted semi drivers are the cause of many semi-truck wrecks. If you or anyone you know has been in a wreck with a semi-truck please contact the Poppe Law Firm at (502) 895-3400.