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February 13, 2014

Intoxicated driver arrested passed out in vehicle

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Berry arrested Matthew Sage, 22, of Tyes Ferry Road, Rock Hold, Ky., on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9:09 a.m.

The arrest occurred on Old Whitley Road, south of London, after Deputy Berry investigated a complaint of vehicle in a ditch and partially on the roadway. Deputy Berry stated in his arrest report the vehicle was in a dangerous location. He determined Sage had ran off the road into the ditch, and had gotten into the back seat of the vehicle where he passed out\went to sleep. Deputy Berry determined Sage was under the influence and charged him with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Sage advised he had drank three beers before driving his vehicle, then slid into the ditch. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. 

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