A Frankfort man fell asleep behind the wheel of his car at a busy local intersection and woke up to face charges of trafficking in pills, a prosecutor says.
Joseph Smith, 35, of 515 Pierce Lane, was idling at the traffic light near Wilkinson Boulevard and Mero Street June 30, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Wednesday.
“He’s just sitting there,” Cleveland said. “The police officer approaches because the light changes a couple times and he doesn’t move.”
The officer told Smith to put the vehicle in park and shut the engine down, Cleveland said. He discovered the man was under the influence before searching his vehicle where he found $3,500, 30 Xanax and 129 Percocet pills.
Smith is charged with driving under the influence and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, according to an indictment handed down by the Franklin County grand jury Wednesday.
Those also indicted included:
>John Sullivan, 49, of 718 Wash Road, for DUI, possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender March 20.
>Craig Dillon, 31, of Sadieville, for theft by failure to make required disposition of property and being a persistent felony offender Aug. 5, 2011.