Footprints in the snow expose hiding intoxicated man after Laurel crash

Charles Duff.
Charles Duff. Courtesy Laurel County jail

An intoxicated man hid under a car in someone else’s garage after a crash Tuesday, according to the Laurel County sheriff’s office.

Officers followed footprints in the snow and found Charles Duff, 31, under the car with several types of narcotics and an Electronic Benefit Transfer card that wasn’t in his name, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. EBT cards are used for food stamps and other benefits.

Duff was arrested about 9:40 a.m., police said. He left the scene of a one-car crash about 9:10 a.m.

Duff was driving a Dodge Durango near Hawk Creek Road west of London when it overturned, police said. He was found about a quarter-mile from the crash site.

He was charged with burglary, driving under the influence, operating on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain insurance, drug possession and fraudulent use of a benefits card, according to the sheriff’s office.

Duff was taken to the Laurel County jail.