Woman facing multiple charges after crashing truck into ditch, leaving scene
A woman was arrested after she crashed a truck into a ditch while under the influence.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office explained that Amanda Claridy, 29, wrecked a Toyota truck into a ditch on Hensley Road.
Claridy and her passenger then ran into a home, the arrest affidavit explained.
A deputy explained that the Toyota appeared to have been traveling northbound and ended up on the other side of the road in a ditch.
An eyewitness told deputies he saw a man get out of the passenger seat and a woman exit the driver's seat, the affidavit explained. He added that the woman fell into the ditch. The eyewitness tried to get her to stay and wait for deputies, but she said she had to go and ran off.
Deputies spoke with the owner of the truck who said he let Claridy borrow it. He went and brought the passenger out to speak with deputies.
The passenger advised that Claridy was driving, the affidavit explained. He said that he had been at the home drinking with Claridy before they left in the truck. The passenger said he tried to tell Claridy that she should not be driving because she was on Xanax and had been drinking, but she would not listen. He said they then wrecked the truck and ran to the home.
Deputies also tried to talk with Claridy, but she said she was not driving. Claridy smelled of intoxicant, the deputy explained in the arrest report. She was very agitated and had a "semi circle type print on her forehead." The deputies said she then slammed the door.
Claridy was arrested for resisiting arrest and driving under the influence.
She was taken to the Hamilton County Jail. The deputy said while they were going to the jail, Claridy said they would find alprazolam and alcohol in her system. She kept denying being behind the wheel.
Once they arrived at the jail, the deputy explained Claridy said "I wrecked the truck a few minutes ago."
A warrant to test Claridy's blood was issued. While having her blood taken, she kicked a deputy in the back of the leg.
Claridy faces charges of:
- Leaving scene of accident with damage to vehicle
- Failure to report accident
- Reckless endangerment
- Failure to maintain lane
- Resisting arrest or obstruction of legal process
- Implied consent law - drivers
- False reports
- Drivers to exercise due care
- Retaliation against judge, juror, officer