CONESUS – A Rochester woman found herself charged with misdemeanor drug possession after Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies caught up to her vehicle which was reported to have just driven into a ditch, causing damage, and then left the scene.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Deborah Koch, 48, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor, after Deputy Scott Patterson found a medicine bottle containing Carispridol 350 mg that Koch allegedly said was not prescribed to her. She was not found to be impaired.
“Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer that works by blocking pain sensations between the nerves and the brain,” says a basic drug guide on Drugs.com. “Carisoprodol is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions.”
Deputy Patterson responded to the area Federal Road in Conesus to investigate the report of a vehicle that had gone into a ditch and then left the scene. Deputy Patterson located the vehicle on Cleary Road near Federal Road and interviewed the driver, Koch, about the incident.
Koch was subjected to field sobriety tests, but it was determined that she was not in an impaired condition.
Koch was also charged with Unsafe Lane Change and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident, which are both traffic infractions.
Koch will return to the Town of Livonia Court at a later date.