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Foutch's Toxicology Report Reveals Hydrocodone and Xanax

Steve Wagner

In a follow-up to an earlier story, police have now confirmed that James Foutch, the off-duty police officer who killed Jesse Sperry and injured his pregnant wife, Rebecca, did test positive for not only hydrocodone, but also for Xanax.

Foutch was an Edgewood Police officer, off-duty at the time of the crash, when he rear-ended the Sperry’s Buick in with his GMC Yukon. Foutch was not injured, and his passenger was taken to the hospital with only minor pains. However, Jesse Sperry was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, while Rebecca was flown to St. Vincent for treatment of severe injuries. She gave birth via C-section later that day.

Foutch is facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated causing death, and he has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. At this time, he is scheduled to have his initial court hearing on May 19th. Rebecca is making strides in her recovery, though she still walks with a cane, and is struggling through life with raising a new baby girl by herself.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident of this nature, you understand the serious of the injuries involved, as well as what it is like to lose a loved one due to the negligence of another person. If we can assist you through the recovery process, give Wagner Reese a call at (888) 204-8440.

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