Last updated: January 08. 2014 5:21PM - 2993 Views
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WILLIAMSON - A vehicle crash that occurred Saturday in East Williamson resulted in the arrest of a Pike County, Ky., woman on seven criminal charges.

Laura Muncy, 29, of Coburn Street, Huddy, Ky., was allegedly driving under the influence when she lost control of her 1997 Lincoln and crashed it into a 2002 Chevrolet that was parked alongside East 4th Avenue. The defendant is said to have fled the scene until her damaged vehicle become inoperable at the intersection of Prichard Street and 5th Avenue.

Williamson patrolmen J.D. Tincher and J.L. Marcum caught up with Muncy after following grooves made in the roadway by the rim of her car that was without a tire, and asked her to leave the vehicle. Officers could detect a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, her clothing and inside the vehicle, their report states. Several open containers of alcohol were discovered inside the car, as well as a silver container that contained a variety of prescription pills, including Lortab 10 mg, as well as Clanazepam 1mg and Xanax 0.5 mg tablets, the officers said. Officers said they also located half of a ballpoint pen, that contained a white, powdery residue, among her belongings.

A series of field-sobriety tests was administered, and the defendant was unable to complete any of them, according to the officers, leading Muncy to refuse to agree to any further testing. The temporary tag that was on the vehicle expired in March 2010 and no proof of insurance could be produced, according to the arrest report. A records check was performed and the defendant allegedly was found to have a prior DUI conviction in Pike County, Ky., in March 2012. Her license had been suspended for reasons of DUI in April 2012.

Muncy was charged with second-offense DUI, DUS/DUI, no registration, no insurance, destruction of property, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident.

The defendant was arraigned by Mingo County Special Magistrate Kim. M. Blair, and was remanded to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden on $8,000 bond.

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