PD: Driver on heroin in Skyline Chili crash

Posted at 11:38 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 00:01:13-04

FORT WRIGHT, Ky. — The man police said crashed his car into a Skyline Chili was high on heroin at the time, according to law enforcement.

Police said Adam Halderman was impaired by heroin when he crashed his pickup truck into the Skyline Chili April 8.

Witnesses told WCPO that they first saw Halderman in his truck at a gas station across the street, before it went barreling over the grass, crashing through the restaurant’s window.

Megan Kruse said she had just gone through the drive-thru at the time of the crash.

“It made my heart skip a couple beats knowing that I have an infant in the back seat,” she said. “It made me double-take and, did that really happen?”

A Park Hills officer used Narcan to revive Halderman, according to Kenton County prosecutors.

Halderman pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, and driving under the influence.

Haldmernan's family told WCPO by phone Monday, “We praise God that he was able to be revived.”