A Pike County resident is facing a wanton endangerment charge after a motorcycle wreck that occurred last week in Floyd County.
According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Heather D. Fields, 43, of Phelps, was charged with reckless driving, DUI and second-degree wanton endangerment, a misdemeanor, after a wreck that occurred on Aug. 30.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Samuel Reed wrote in the citation that he was dispatched to a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck that evening on U.S. 23 in Betsy Layne.
Fields was allegedly driving the motorcycle while under the influence, Reed alleges in the citation, and she claimed that she lost control of it when she attempted to stop near Velocity Market.
“(Fields) lost control of the motorcycle causing it to overturn her and her passenger,” Reed reported. “The passenger of the motorcycle was airlifted to PMC (Pikeville Medical Center) for severe injuries.”
He reported that Fields had a “white powder substance” in one of her nostrils.
“I asked (Fields) if she had snorted anything this date, and she stated she had snorted a Percocet late last night,” Reed wrote.
Fields was transported to PMC by ambulance for treatment, Reed reported. She was cited at the hospital and released, Reed reported, due to her injuries.
Fields is scheduled to be arraigned in Floyd District Court on Sept. 25.