September 25, 2012

Marijuana smoker lands in ditch, then jail

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Failing to stop at a stop sign was the first mistake leading a series of events that sent a Laurel man to jail for DUI.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes observed a gold Jeep Cherokee run a stop sign at the intersection of Bolton Ridge Road and Campbell Road, seven miles south of London, around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The vehicle then ran off the roadway and into a ditch.

When officers conducted a traffic stop, they determined the driver — 55-year-old Ellis Smith Jr., of Ky. 229 in London — was under the influence. Smith admitted having smoked marijuana. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, and disregarding a stop sign.  

Smith was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center following his arrest.

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