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Prosecutors: Pills In System Of Louisville Crash Suspect

Posted at 5:17 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 07:23:07-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Prosecutors have identified three drugs in the system of the driver accused of crashing into and killing a police detective.

Roger Burdette has been indicted on seven charges, including aggravated DUI and murder of a police officer.

These charges are in relation to the Christmas Eve crash near downtown that killed Deidre Mengedoht.

During a bond reduction hearing Monday, prosecutors said test results showed Burdette had Hydrocodone, Zoloft, and an anti-seizure and panic attack medication in his system.

His public defender argued the results don’t mean he was under the influence at the time of the crash.