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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville man was driving while under the influence of synthetic marijuana, with a 4-month-old in the car.
According to the arrest report, the incident took place on Tuesday, Oct. 29, just after 9 p.m.
Police say they were sent to Joyce Drive, near the Outer Loop, after dispatchers received a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Police say that when they arrived, they found 24-year-old Trent R. Maddox in a green Volvo with three passengers: two adults and one 4-month-old. One of the adults sustained a minor laceration to her head.
Police say it was "very apparent" that Maddox, the driver, was under the influence of some type of substance. He allegedly appeared to be sleepy, incoherent and couldn't follow directions.
He also allegedly kept making "random statements" such as asking the officers if he was still alive, and telling them that, "God came to him in a colorful digital work like a Rubik's Cube."
Police say Maddox's friend told them he and Maddox had just smoked a herb -- called "Trinity" -- that they had just purchased from a store. That herb was allegedly synthetic marijuana, otherwise known as "spice."
Maddox told police it was the first time he had ever smoked spice, according to the arrest report.
Police say he didn't have a valid driver's license, couldn't provide police with proof of insurance and the registration tag on the Volvo came back registered to a Ford.
Maddox was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without a license, improper display of registration plates, failure to maintain required insurance and wanton endangerment.