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LMPD: Mother crashes van while high, 4-year-old daughter was passenger

Amy Longaker, aka Amy Perry (Source: LMDC) Amy Longaker, aka Amy Perry (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville woman faces numerous charges after police say she crashed her van with her 4-year-old daughter inside while under the influence of drugs.

According to an arrest report, an officer was called to the scene of an accident just before 4 p.m. Thursday at New Cut Road and Southside Drive. Amy Longaker, aka Amy Perry, was already out of the vehicle when the officer arrived. Police said she was unsteady on her feet and extremely slow to answer questions. Longaker told the officer she had taken tramadol that morning and lyrica two hours before the crash.

Longaker gave the officer consent to search her purse and van. The officer discovered two more prescriptions -- one for trazodone and the other for escitalopram. All four prescriptions state on the bottles that they can cause drowsiness, police said. The arresting officer reported that one of the bottles contained 2 1/2 pills that were identified by Poison Control as hydrocodone. A baggy of suspected marijuana was found inside Longaker's purse, according to the arrest report.

Longaker consented to a field sobriety test, which she failed, police said.

The van displayed expired tags, and Longaker had no insurance on the vehicle, which she was driving on a suspended license, according to the arresting officer.

Police said that, under the circumstances, they believed Longaker had put her daughter in substantial danger of serious injury or death.

Longaker is charged with wanton endangerment, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, no insurance, expired tags and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

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