Juveniles Were Reportedly Not Injured
Darren Doyle, story:
A local woman was arrested when suspected drugs and paraphernalia were found in her vehicle next to juveniles after a recent DUI accident, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
A statement from the Sheriff's Office said that around 7PM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Veteran’s Memorial Highway for a two vehicle non-injury accident. According to the Sheriff's Office, upon making contact with the driver who allegedly initiated the collision, identified as Lindsey J. Joy (43) of Smiths Grove, deputies observed that she was showing signs of intoxication.
After field tests were administered, the Sheriff's Office stated that Joy was impaired and asked for consent to search her person and vehicle, which was reportedly granted by Joy. Officers located several syringes with suspected methamphetamine; one of which was in the backseat of the vehicle where two juvenile passengers were seated, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Joy was placed under arrest and charged with:
The juvenile passengers were reportedly released to the custody of a family member. Joy was lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Sheriff's Office stated that this is an active investigation with further charges pending. The Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Brownsville City Police and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.