Darren Doyle, story
A Clarkson man was arrested on meth charges after he reportedly ran through Sweeden Church's yard, in and out of a ditch, coming to rest in the front yard of a residence near the church, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said they were called out at 4AM on Monday morning to the report of a vehicle parked in the yard at the Sweeden residence with the engine running and headlights on. Homeowners said they attempted to make contact with the man but he could not be awakened.
The Sheriff's office said after they arrived, they eventually were able to awaken Ryan C. Alvey, 32 of Clarkson who was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima. According the Sheriff's Office, Alvey told authorities that while driving home, he became sleepy and decided to pull into the church parking lot to sleep, but he claimed he must have dozed off before putting his vehicle in park.
Officials said it appeared that Alvey's foot slipped off the brake, causing the vehicle to travel through the church yard, a ditch, and finally coming to rest in the homeowner's yard, all while Alvey remained asleep.
The Sheriff's Office said that Alvey had admitted to taking meth before the incident and seemed to be coming down from a high. Officials said that Alvey did not show signs of intoxication, only severe fatigue.
It was also discovered that Alvey was wanted on an outstanding meth warrant in Texas on a $200,000 bond for possessing over two pounds of methamphetamine.
Authorities said that Alvey admitted to having meth and a pipe used to consume meth in his possession and he was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-meth, and Drug Paraphernalia-buy/possess.
He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.