Police say a woman who ran a red light and caused a rollover accident may have been under the influence of a powerful painkiller.
About 8:20 p.m. Sunday, a 46-year-old woman ran a red light at the intersection of 2100 South and 500 East and hit a SUV, causing it to roll, landing again on all four wheels, said Salt Lake police detective Shawn Smart. Two people in the SUV sustained minor injuries, he said.
Responding officers suspected the driver of the vehicle that ran the light, Glenda Lynne Kidd, may have been driving under the influence. They asked permission to search her car, at which time Kidd became nervous and paranoid, Smart said.
A K9 officer from South Salt Lake police was called and his service dog indicated there was something coming from the passenger seat. A search revealed a small amount of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material in the car, Smart said.
A search was then conducted on Kidd's purse and two more ounces of meth were found as well as the painkiller Soma, or Carisoprodol. Also seized from her purse was about $4,500 cash, Smart said.
Kidd later admitted to investigators she had taken three Soma while driving and then somehow managed to take three more Soma right before she was about to be searched by officers. She was taken to a local hospital to be checked out before being taken to the Salt Lake County Jail.