Alfred D. Hall, 43, of Evarts, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs (second offense) by Kentucky State Police trooper Kenneth Abner.
Hall was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, no registration receipt, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of drug paraphernalia by KSP trooper Marcus Williams.
According to a citation prepared by Abner, Hall was involved in a single-vehicle crash at Colts while driving a 1999 Ford truck and left the scene without calling the police.
Hall was later located at Shields and placed under arrest.
Abner's citation also stated that Hall admitted to taking OxyContin, Methadone and Xanax.
Hall was taken to Harlan ARH Hospital, where he was treated for an injury to his head. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with bond set at 10 percent of $10,000.
In another crash, Fred Young, 76, of Wallins, was traveling south on U.S. 119 at Keith in a 1989 Buick LeSabre and crashed into a cliff embankment to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
According to KSP trooper Jason Young, an unknown vehicle was stopped on U.S. 119 to make a left turn when Fred Young's vehicle approached from behind.
"Mr. Young apparently didn't give himself room to stop and he ran his vehicle off the road to avoid rear-ending the stopped vehicle," said the trooper.
The Harlan County Rescue Squad was dispatched to the scene because Young was reported to be pinned inside the vehicle.
Before the rescue squad could get to the scene, wrecker operator Ed Roddy hooked onto Young's vehicle and pulled it out of the ditchline.
Young was transported by LifeCare Ambulance Service to Harlan ARH Hospital for his injuries.
Later in the afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 421 at Cawood sent two people to the hospital with injuries.
Tammy Boggs, 37, of Cawood, was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon on Creek Road and pulled onto U.S. 421 into the path of a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by David Skidmore, 52, of Cranks.
Johna Bargo, 29, and Harold Bargo, 7, both of Harlan, were passengers in Skidmore's vehicle.
The Bargos were transported by LifeCare to Harlan ARH Hospital and treated for their injuries.
The crash was investigated by Young.