Joseph James Lloyd had an unusual reason for his bad driving last week- he blamed it on his wife, who was in the passenger’s seat.

Campbell County Sheriff Deputy Dakota Williams stopped Lloyd last Thursday when he noticed the the man’s car was allegedly swerving. When Williams approached, Lloyd he said apologized for his driving telling Williams it was only bad because his wife didn’t see well in the dark, the report said.

A check of Lloyd’s’ license, revealed it was revoked for DUI. Williams asked Lloyd to get out of the vehicle and noticed that his speech was slurred, according to the report. Lloyd was then asked to perform several field sobriety tests. After the tests, Williams asked Lloyd if he had consumed any alcohol.  Lloyd allegedly said that he had taken his medications, Gabapentin and Xanax. Williams searched the vehicle and found a blue wrapper labeled Suboxone with one piece inside it, between the driver’s seat and console, the report said. A small pipe with residue inside it was found in the cup holder of the vehicle.

Lloyd, 45, 222 Broad Street, Jellico was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule III-controlled substance, driving while revoked, failure to maintain lane, driving under influence second offense. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/19/2018-6AM)