The driver of the car that flipped on the Western Kentucky Parkway faces a list of charges.
Kentucky State Police say the driver was 31-year-old Nicole Asbell of Hazel, Kentucky.
Troopers say she was conscious after the crash and still holding a glass pipe in her hand which was warm with a burnt residue inside of it. A trooper says he found an open pack of “Mr. Happy Potpourri”, which is a synthetic drug.
A small puppy was ejected from the car but was found uninjured and is being cared for by a trooper until other arrangements are made. A Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix was never located.
Asbell was taken to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital for injuries. She was cited to court on the following charges:
- Reckless Driving
- Improperly on the Left Side of the Road
- Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence
- Possession of Synthetic Drugs
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Leaving the Scene of Accident
- Residents Not to Use License of Other States
A scary situation on the Western Kentucky Parkway was caught on camera Thursday evening.
A passenger in one car saw another car in front of her swerving off the road.
She caught the erratic driving on her cell phone. They were heading east from Madisonville to Greenville.
The car went off the road and just kept going until it ran out of control and ran up an embankment, flipping several times.
Brianna Morgan shot the video above, she says she was speechless and has never seen anything like it before.
She says the woman driving was taken from the scene by ambulance.
She says the trooper told her two dogs were in the car. One is okay and the other got loose and hasn’t been found.
(This story was originally posted July 7, 2017)