Upon arriving and initiating an investigation of collision Deputy Brandon Hitch developed probable cause that the operator was under the influence of a intoxicating substance. Further investigation led him to believe she was in possession of narcotics.
Bernadine Brickhouse, 57, of Columbia was arrested on charges of:
- operating a motor vehicle under influence of drugs
-possession of a controlled substance 1st degree methamphetamine (felony )
- tampering with physical evidence. (felony)
-possession of drug paraphernalia
Adair Sheriffs’Office is continuing investigation.