Madison County deputies arrested a woman for first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., Wednesday evening after it was reported she couldn't maintain her lane on I-75 North, almost striking several other vehicles.
Deputies were then told Kathy Sparrow, 64, East Kentucky Avenue, Richmond, was stopped in the middle lane of traffic. While they were on their way, deputies were told Sparrow was driving again, according to her arrest citation.
Deputies caught up when Sparrow again stopped completely in the middle lane, and several vehicles had to swerve to avoid an accident.
Deputies got behind Sparrow's vehicle, which the citation states put deputies in danger, and activated their emergency equipment. Sparrow then drove and continued northbound for about three miles before stopping.
Deputies approached the vehicle and saw a used aerosol can that was still cold next to Sparrow, and one witness told deputies they saw her inhaling something from a can while driving, the citation states.
Kentucky State Police Troopers were called to perform a field-sobriety test, and Sparrow showed signs of intoxication. She was then taken to Baptist Health Richmond, where she consented to a blood draw.
Sparrow was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.
Other recent arrests
• Troy Stoner, 53, Millstone Drive, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), third-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
• Janie Callahan, 53, Pilot Knob Cemetery Road, Berea, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception (less than $500).
• Holly Smith, 30, Baugh Street, Berea, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, resisting arrest, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine).
• Christopher Campbell, 48, Rose Lane, Richmond, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin).
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