A Sunday crash without injuries at the intersection of Adams and Pfau Streets involved an apparent drugged driver, and Mankato Police say the 22-year-old wasn’t exactly cooperative.
The officer says the man they eventually identified as Damien Kump didn’t have a license with him and tried to give him a fake name, and appeared to be intoxicated – with slurred speech and difficulty understanding and answering questions.
The criminal complaint shows that Kump failed field sobriety tests but a portable breath test registered no alcohol. He admitted to having taken Adderall and Vyvanse, both amphetamines that are used to treat ADHD.
Because there was an open beer can in the car, a probably cause search was conducted and the officer found an open bottle of Black Velvet on the passenger seat, and a blue case that contained drug items – including prescription drugs.
After he was booked Police say Kump fell asleep, drooling, in a holding cell and they had to wake him to take him to the hospital to have blood drawn for a drug test.
Kump is charged with felony drug possession, drunk driving, giving police a fake name, driving after his license was revoked, and possession of a drug smoking pipe.
He has prior drug convictions in 2016 and 2017, according to court records.