On Friday around 10 p.m., Campbell County Deputy Tosha Tackett was driving on East Central Avenue in LaFollette when she noticed a vehicle traveling too slow. It was going between 15-20 mph in a 40-mph zone, the report said.
The driver allegedly couldn’t maintain her lane and crossed the center line approximately three times within a quarter of a mile, according to a report from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.
Tackett stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Traci Leigh Dowdy, who was allegedly having trouble keeping her eyes open. She also had blood shot watery eyes and was sweating profusely. Dowdy was given a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed, the report said. She told Tackett she had three uncapped syringes in a pink bag in the vehicle. The bag was found during an inventory of the vehicle in Dowdy’s purse. She also allegedly told Tackett she was a drug user of marijuana, oxycodone and methamphetamine. She continued saying that she had recently relapsed on drugs.
Dowdy, 47, 148 Matthew Lane, LaFollette is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), failure to maintain lane and possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/06/2018-6AM)