Tractor-trailer driver arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of meth


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - A tractor-trailer driver from Georgia received a first-hand look at the McCracken County, Kentucky Jail.  That's because sheriff's deputies say they arrested him for driving his rig under the influence.

53-year-old Ricky N. Johnson of Forest Park, Georgia faces multiple charges including Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs (aggravated circumstances) 1st offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).

On Wednesday, deputies received calls about a reckless tractor-trailer driving on I-24 through the construction zone.  Callers reported the driver weaving in and out of traffic and striking traffic barrels.

Deputies found the driver passing Exit 11 and stopped the rig.  That's when they found out Johnson was "highly under the influence of methamphetamine."

When they checked his tractor-trailer, deputies found meth and other drug paraphernalia in the cab.  Deputies arrested Johnson and had his rig towed.