LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man who was reportedly involved in the fatal accident with LMPD Officer Nick Rodman has been formally booked and charged with a number of crimes.
James Woods is charged with murder of a police officer, second-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, according to his arrest slip.
He is also charged with failure to maintain insurance, operating on a suspended license, driving on a DUI suspended license, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in a controlled substance.
Woods' blood was drawn at the hospital following the crash and he tested positive for alcohol, cocaine and opiates.
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According to the police report, on March 28, Woods was in a domestic dispute with the mother of his child, involving a handgun. Police responded to that dispute. He fled police in a car at a high rate of speed, when he ran a red light and hit Officer Rodman's car.
Officer Rodman died the following day as a result of his injuries in the crash.
A loaded handgun, individually packaged cocaine, digital scales and plastic bags were recovered from Woods' car.