January 14, 2014

Drunk man braves cold

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The sub-zero temperatures earlier this week didn’t phase a man who was found walking along Helvetia Road.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies Daniel Grigsby and Larry Parrott, Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, and Sheriff John Root responded to a complaint on Helvetia Road, three miles north of London, just before 8 p.m. Monday night. A man, 42-year-old James E. Johnson of Helvetia Road was found walking along the road in the freezing cold. Sheriff’s officials determined Johnson was under the influence and placed him under arrest.

Johnson, however, became combative with the officers during the arrest process and struggled briefly with deputies before being taken into custody. He was charged with alcohol intoxication, second-degree disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest and taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

Text Only
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results