It's the question 29-year-old Whitney Lochmueller's family asked after her SUV ended up in the ladieswear department of the Kohl's store in Hamburg last week. Without toxicology reports, what prompted Lexington Police to make DUI one of the charges against Lochmueller?
According to court paperwork, police described Lochmueller as, "confused and incoherent after the collision and entire time while en route and at the hospital." Police go on to say, while attempting to locate her license, they located a bottle of the painkiller Tramadol, and even though it was filled just the day before, the bottle was already missing a significant number of pills.
In a statement released Friday, Lochmueller's family said toxicology tests performed at UK Hospital show "no evidence of alcohol or drugs of abuse" in her system. However, Lexington Police say results of their own tests could take up to six months to get back.
Lochmueller's case is scheduled to be heard in district court August 3rd.