The opioid crisis continues to rage in Kentucky and the rest of the country. In addition to opioids, meth use is still a significant problem in parts of the state. There was a recent alleged incident involving a man from Berea.

Troopers were notified of a car that was driving erratically. The troopers were told by dispatch that the driver of the car had called in saying that a passenger in the car was continuously trying to grab the steering wheel in order to run the car off of the road. The car was crossing traffic lanes in and out of oncoming traffic.

Due to an incident that occurred earlier in the day, the responding troopers believed the passenger was under the influence of meth. Troopers pulled the car over and, following a struggle, succeeded in subduing the passenger and placing him under arrest. Following the arrest, the troopers spoke with the driver who reported that he was taking the man to the hospital. The man who was alleged to be under the influence of meth faces charges of public intoxication and reckless endangerment.

Anyone facing charges for meth abuse or any other criminal charge has the right to speak with an attorney. Those accused are also presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A person facing drug charges in Kentucky may not be fully aware of his or her rights under the law. Consulting with an attorney can enable one to become familiar with what one’s rights are and what options are available.