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WV woman facing multiple charges after motor vehicle accident in Louisville

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Andrea Holbert (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Andrea Holbert (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A West Virginia woman is facing multiple charges after police say she was in a motor vehicle accident while under the influence of multiple drugs.

According to an arrest report, 35-year-old Andrea Holbert was under the influence of cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, and benzodiazepine when she, "caused, by rear-ending a car stopped at a stop light, a four-car chain reaction collision in which several vehicles sustained severe damage" Monday night.

Police say Holbert admitted to taking Ambien about two hours before the crash, and also admitted to ingesting Xanax and heroin in the prior 24 hours.

Her actions, "placed the lives of at least six other persons at risk of serious physical injury or death," according to the arrest report.

Holbert did not have proof of insurance at the time of the collision, police say.

She is charged with wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to maintain required insurance.

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