A Floyd County grand jury will determine if there’s enough evidence to convict a Floyd County resident accused of endangering the lives of others while driving under the influence of heroin. 

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Keith Osborne, 44, of Allen, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on July 8 and the case against him was referred to the grand jury.

Osborne was arrested and charged with DUI, fourth offense, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, first-degree fleeing/evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment following the alleged incident on July 1.

Darrin Lawson of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department alleges in the citation that he saw a vehicle, allegedly driven by Osborne, run off the road on U.S. 23 near Allen that evening. 

“(Osborne) couldn’t stay in his lane and was going back and forth between lanes,” Lawson wrote. “(Osborne) continued to travel through the grass, almost hitting the hillside before jerking it back onto the shoulder of the road.”

Lawson claims Osborne “could barely stand,” had slurred speech and was “nodding in and out of consciousness.”

“While talking to (Osborne) he had stated that he had just shot up heroin in the Dairy Queen parking lot in Prestonsburg,” Lawson wrote. “(Osborne) also stated that he had taken over 10 Xanax.”

He claims Osborne injured himself at the jail.

“While pulling into the sally port of the jail (Osborne) slammed his head off of my back glass and was stating that he was going to have my bade for police brutality,” Lawson wrote.

Blood toxicology results are pending, Lawson reported. 

On July 8, District Judge Eric Hall amended Osborne’s bond to $10,000 cash.

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