The truck driver who crashed into several vehicles on I-75 in a wreck that killed six people in Chattanooga faces new criminal charges in Kentucky.
Ben Brewer, 39, is now charged with criminal mischief and trafficking a controlled substance, Kentucky records show, in addition to the 13 counts he faces from the June 25 crash in Chattanooga.
Brewer was arrested in Lexington, Ky., on Friday. He was wanted for five days and was briefly placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list.
Brewer is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette County court today. It is unclear at this point what led to the new charges.
On Aug. 3, a Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Brewer on six counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of reckless aggravated assault, driving under the influence of narcotics, speeding and making false reports about his duty status.
Allegations of Brewer's misconduct, drug use and driving history surfaced quickly after the June 25 crash, and both Brewer and the company he drove for have, so far, been sued twice by citizens involved in the wreck.
Brewer was on duty for about 50 consecutive hours in the three days leading up to the crash, according to a preliminary report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board. He had driven for 15 consecutive hours before crashing in Chattanooga, according to the report.