Man charged for driving under influence of meth
A Superior man accused of driving a vehicle under the influence of methamphetamine, then passing out for hours with a 5-year-old child in the back seat, made an initial appearance Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Jacob Michael Meador, 30, faces a felony charge of possession of meth and misdemeanor charges of child neglect, bail jumping and second offense operating a motor vehicle with a restricted substance with a minor child in the vehicle. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 13. He remains free on a $1,500 signature bond and was ordered not to use or possess any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia without a prescription.
According to the criminal complaint:
Superior Police Officer Christopher Woolery was called to the 2200 block of East Fifth Street around 12:30 a.m. July 4 for a possibly intoxicated man sleeping in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle with a small child in the back. After several attempts, Woolery was able to wake the driver and identify him as Meador. A search of the Superior man turned up a pocket knife, two jeweler’s baggies containing meth, a retractable razor blade and two syringes. A preliminary breath test showed Meador had not been drinking.
Meador told the officer that he left a relative’s house around 9 p.m., heading home, and denied consuming alcohol or drugs. Woolery pointed out that it took Meador nearly four hours to go from the relative’s residence to his home, although they are five blocks apart. Meador said he did not know what happened in that time.