Arraignment for truck driver accused in deadly crash Monday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A court appearance Monday for the Kentucky man accused of causing a deadly crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

43-year-old truck driver Benjamin Brewer was arrested Friday night in Lexington.  Brewer was indicted by a Tennessee grand jury for a June 25 accident.  Investigators say he plowed into eight vehicles that were stopped because of construction, killing six people.  Brewer, who had a listed address in London, was added to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted list.

On Friday night, the US Marshal Service and Lexington police surrounded Brewer’s car in a Hamburg parking lot.  They say Brewer was arrested without incident, until he got into the police cruiser where he started kicking a window.  Police say Brewer had three grams of methamphetamine, xanax and a large amount of cash on him when he was arrested.

Brewer is facing charges of criminal mischief as well as charges for trafficking a controlled substance in Lexington.  No word on when he could be extradited back to Tennessee to face charges there.

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