I post frequently on the danger of impaired drivers, and specifically the dangers from impaired truck drivers. Not much surprises me anymore, this one did:
State police report finding meth labs in truck
A Mississippi truck driver was arrested Thursday morning after Kentucky State Police found two active methamphetamine labs in the sleeper portion of his truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 71 in Carroll County.
Bobby K. Mitchell, of Myrtle, Miss., was charged with speeding, driving under the influence, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, according to a release from Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg.
Police received erratic driving reports about the northbound truck around 10:30 a.m.
After a trooper pulled the vehicle over at the 43-mile marker, Mitchell was determined to be under the influence and a search of the truck followed. Police said Mitchell was cooking methamphetamine while he was driving.
The truck was hauling furniture, police said.
A state police hazardous materials technician responded to the scene and seized the labs.
Mitchell is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center, police said.