A Kodiak man faces felony charges for possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence, according to court documents.
Jeremy Pruitt, 33, was charged with driving under the influence with two prior offences, a class C felony; possession of meth, a class A felony; and driving with a revoked license.
On Aug. 7 around 9:30 a.m. Kodiak police reportedly observed Pruitt driving a Toyota truck. From prior contact with Pruitt, police were aware that his driver’s license had been revoked due to a DUI conviction. Police confirmed that his license was revoked and initiated a traffic stop. Police observed Pruitt swap seats with his passenger, according to an affidavit.
Police reported that Pruitt appeared drunk. He reportedly denied drinking alcohol that day but admitted to drinking the previous night. Pruitt told police he was “just driving around the block” but admitted that his license was revoked, according to the affidavit.
Pruitt failed a sobriety test administered on the scene by the police, according to documents. He admitted to smoking marijuana that morning, then changed his statement to the previous night. The officer on the scene observed impairments consistent with THC, including leg tremors, red watery eyes and confusion about time continuum. The officer arrested Pruitt.
A search of Pruitt’s vehicle revealed a small glass vial with suspected methamphetamine, a meth pipe with burnt residue, a rubber container with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a small container with a substance consistent with marijuana, according to documents.
Once in the Kodiak jail, the police obtained a warrant to examine Pruitt’s blood. The examination revealed THC, methamphetamine, and amphetamine. The suspected drugs found in the vehicle were confirmed as methamphetamine.
Pruitt was previously convicted of DUIs in 2010 and 2014.