LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Police pulled over a vehicle Wednesday for traffic violations, but upon investigation, officers found that the driver of the car appeared confused, exhibiting "slow depressed reflexes" and bloodshot eyes, according to police.
Christopher Lay, 26, was turning onto Taylorsville Road from Pee Wee Reese Road when officers said they observed him disregard a traffic light, fail to use a turn signal and drive in front of oncoming traffic.
When officers activated their emergency lights, Lay began weaving in and out of traffic but eventually stopped, according to the arrest report.
After pulling Lay over, police also discovered that his plates were expired.
Lay exited the vehicle and was sitting on the road, the police report states, when officers asked him to stand up and if he was alright. Lay said he was fine.
As officers attempted to help Lay to his feet, he leaned on them and the car. He was also speaking very slowly and in a low, raspy voice that was hard to understand.
Lay was asked if he had taken any medications or consumed alcohol, to which he responded that he had taken "3 or 4 lortabs" and smoked weed while driving, police wrote on their report.
He refused a Field Sobriety Test, telling officers he was "not drunk, only high." Upon a consented search of the vehicle, police found a small amount of marijuana in the ashtray and a crushed white substance on the steering wheel, driver's seat and driver floor board.
The police report states that officers asked Lay what this substance was, and Lay told officers that he had attempted to crush and hide the evidence (lortabs), eating as much of it as possible. The white substance was found on his clothes and tongue.
Police also discovered Lay's 3-year-old daughter riding in her car seat in the back of the car.
Lay is being charged with wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, disregarding a traffic control device, failure to use proper signal and no registration plates.