A man who was charged in Tennessee with six counts of vehicular homicide waived extradition Wednesday in Fayette District Court.
Benjamin Scott Brewer, 39, was arrested Aug. 7 in Lexington after U.S. Marshals tipped off Lexington police. Brewer is now expected to be sent to Hamilton County, Tenn., to stand trial on the charges, which are related to a crash on Interstate 75 near Chattanooga that killed six people.
Brewer's tractor-trailer collided with multiple cars that were stopped in a construction zone July 25. The crash involved 11 vehicles.
Brewer also faces felony drug charges in Lexington, and the drug case was sent to a grand jury Wednesday after a preliminary hearing.
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Judge T. Bruce Bell found probable cause to continue the charges of trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree criminal mischief.
Charity Dawn Pennington was with Brewer when he was arrested, and she was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. She also was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, but that charge was reduced Wednesday to second degree.
Police found 3 grams of meth in Brewer's pocket and $3,067 in Pennington's purse when the two were arrested.
Pennington had been free on bail after her arrest, but Bell revoked her bail, saying she had failed to comply with an order to get drug testing.
The charges against Brewer in Tennessee, in addition to vehicular homicide, include four counts of reckless aggravated assault, driving under the influence of narcotics, speeding and false reporting of duty status.