January 27, 2014

Intoxicated driver tries to hide drugs during traffic stop

Staff Writer


Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst arrested Dustin Warren, 33, of American Greeting Card Road, Corbin, on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:15 p.m. on Robert E. Cox Road, 10 miles south of London. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by Deputy Ashurst after he observed a red Chevrolet Cavalier fail to signal a turn.

During the traffic stop, Ashurst noted the driver appeared to be under the influence. A roadside investigation determined Warren was under the influence and he was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense; driving on a DUI suspended license, first offense; failure to an produce insurance card; failure to or improper signal; and possessing a license when privileges are revoked.

During the roadside stop, Deputy Ashurst discovered Warren had attempted to eat marijuana while he was getting stopped, and had taken Xanax and Suboxone earlier.

Warren was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.