Two arrested on Tom Cat Trail
Two people were arrested Tuesday after a complaint was made about a truck with a flat tire being driven erratically on Tom Cat Trail, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
When Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter responded about 2:32 p.m., he found the truck, which had been driven more than four miles on its rim. The flat tire is believed to have caused the driver to cross into the oncoming traffic lane several times, Root said.
Poynter determined the driver, Tommy Smith, 45, of London, was driving on a DUI suspended license. Smith also had no insurance on the vehicle and the license plate had expired in 2011. He was charged with numerous equipment violations and had an outstanding warrant of arrest. He was also charged with prescription controlled substances not in a proper container after he was found to have a small bag of Xanax pills.
Also arrested was the passenger, Angela R. Messer, 35, of London, after Poynter found she had been snorting pills earlier that day. Messer was charged with public intoxication-controlled substances.
Both were jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.