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Madisonville Woman Leaves Scene of Accident, Turned Drug Arrest

kirby-arrestMADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/5/14) — Madisonville Police received a complaint call in reference to a vehicle striking a utility pole on the corner of Oak Street and Madison Avenue Monday, Aug. 5.

According to a Madisonville Police report, Stephanie Anne Kirby, 35, Madisonville, was observed backing up into a utility pole and leaving the scene by a witness. Officers made contact with Kirby one block south of the incident on Madison Avenue. Upon initial contact, officers noticed Kirby was disoriented. As she began to exit her vehicle, she was very unsteady and appeared to also be under the influence of narcotics.

Kirby advised officers that she had taken Zoloft, Klonapin and possibly a Soma. She also advised officers that she struck the utility pole. She was then given a sobriety test, where she was unable to pass, the report said.

The report also said that Kirby was unable to present officers with proof of insurance and she was found to have 17 whole, white, round tablets in a cigarette wrapper in her front right trouser pocket, which was later identified as 350mg Soma’s by the Kentucky Poison Control. Kirby told officers that she did not have a prescription for the tablets and had bought them from somebody.

Kirby was charged with leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid or assistance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, failure to produce insurance card, possession of controlled substance, third degree – drug unspecified, and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first offense.

She is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

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