20-year-old Robert Reeder was charged with driving under the influence and possession of Armodafinil when officers were called to investigate a one-car accident and found the driver carrying pills in his pocket.
On September 1st, Tennesse Highway Patrol Officer Topps was dispatched to investigate a one-vehicle accident on East Division Street. Officer Topps spoke with the passenger of the vehicle, Jaden White who advised police that his friend Robert Reeder had come to get him because he was “too f’d up to drive.” Mr. White’s speech was slurred, his pupils were dilated, and he was unsteady. The vehicle was registered in Mr. White’s name.
Officer Topps then spoke with Robert and observed the smell of alcohol on his breath and dilated pupils. He also exhibited slurred speech and had to hold on to a patrol car to stand. Robert advised Officer Topps that he was on his way to visit girls off Stewarts Ferry Pike. Officer Topps asked Robert to perform field sobriety tasks, and he showed clues of impairment during each task. While conducting a search of Robert’s person, Officer Topps found a pill packet for Armodafinil with two pills remaining out of the original eight pill slots.
Robert Reeder was charged with driving under the influence and possession of Armodafinil. His bond was set at $1,500.