A Clarksville man was arrested on drug charges last night after a wreck on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
No one was injured in the incident that happened around 6:15 near the intersection with Askew Service Road.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 31-year old Edwin Lauderback of Clarksville was northbound when he saw a vehicle approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed.
Lauderback said he sped up, but was still rear-ended by 31-year old Christopher Hott of Clarksville. Hott reportedly told the other driver he had to “get rid of his stash” before police got there, but his efforts would prove to be unsuccessful.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Todd Dearmond and a state trooper found prescription pills and synthetic drugs in the ditch near the wreck scene and arrested Hott on DUI charges after he failed field sobriety tests.
Hott is also charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Hott reportedly told police he discarded the items because he didn’t think he was supposed to be driving while taking the pills.