35-year-old man accused of wild driving, drug use with teen girl

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It was the loud bass music that grabbed the officer's ear. But when the ordeal was over, reportedly almost ending in a wreck, it was the officer who had to slam on the cruiser's brakes.

Furthermore, a 35-year-old Louisville man that police say was behind the wheel is accused of hanging out in his car with a teenage girl who is charged with possessing crack cocaine.

The loud music is a violation of a city ordinance, and police say it was coming from a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Antonio Ross of Louisa, Ky.

An arrest report alleges Ross took off at a high speed, weaving through lanes, and then slamming on his brakes, coming to a complete stop in the middle of Iowa Avenue at the intersection with Finn Avenue, near the University of Louisville campus.

While talking to Ross, the arresting detective said the suspect was fidgeting near the floorboard.

Crack cocaine was found on a 17-year-old female passenger, according to police.

The floorboard of the car was littered with plastic baggies with corners missing, evidence of what police say is narcotics packaging.

Ross told the officer that is how he packages candy for his children, according to the arrest report. Police said they also found a crack pipe in the trunk of the car.

Ross is charged with failure to wear seat belt, failure to maintain vehicle insurance, reckless driving and unlawful transaction of a minor.

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