Indictments have been handed down against a Rock Island woman who allegedly crashed her vehicle while under the influence.
The woman, Linda Faye Johnson, 67, has been indicted on charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, DUI, and possession of hydrocodone and Xanax.
She was charged following a two-vehicle crash on Rock Island Road. Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Billy Prater, who worked the crash, said he noticed something amiss while he was speaking to her following the wreck.
“During the interview she was swaying, disorganized and confused,” Sgt. Prater recalled.
During further questioning about the crash of her 2001 Nissan Quest, the lawman learned she had been taking medication that perhaps contributed to her mental status at the time of the wreck.
“I asked her if she took medication and she replied she took hydros and somas,” Prater said, noting the woman failed her field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
The result of her blood-alcohol test is pending. Under state law, intoxication by prescription medication is punishable by the statute that covers drinking and driving.