By Rob McDaniel
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
Alcohol played a factor in several people being arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend in unrelated incidents.
Deputy Larry Parrott was dispatched to a complaint that a car had almost pulled through the front door of the Lily Liberty gas station Saturday night at approximately 9:40 p.m., on U.S. 25, eight miles south of London.
When Parrott arrived at the scene, he conducted an investigation on the driver who appeared to be intoxicated. Kevin Lee, 37, of Walnut Ave., Corbin, was determined to be under the influence and was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to wear a seat belt, and failure of owner to maintain required insurance along with other traffic violations. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
A London woman was arrested Saturday morning during the investigation of an unrelated complaint of a fight in progress at a facility on South U.S. 25, seven miles south of London.
Deputy Mikey Ashurst was parked at the entrance of the facility with other deputies while conducting their investigation and, while there, a vehicle pulled up behind deputies and would not move.
Deputies even attempted to flag the vehicle around them, but the vehicle failed to move. When Deputy Ashurst approached the driver of the white Pontiac Grand Am, he observed an open beer can sitting in a cup holder and whiskey on the floorboard. Ashurst also detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from the driver. The driver was determined to be under the influence.
Ashurst arrested Jennifer Vaughn, 22, of W. 10th St., London and charged her with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to wear seat belts, and possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited.
Vaughn was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Complaints of a vehicle missing a headlight and swerving all over the road on Interstate 75 led to a Glasgow man being arrested Saturday morning.
The arrest occurred after Deputy Berry was dispatched to a complaint to observe for a dark-colored SUV south bound on I-75 with only one headlight and swerving all over the road.
Deputy Berry located the vehicle and observed the vehicle's erratic movements. He conducted a traffic stop of the blue Mercury Mountaineer on Ky. 770, 13 miles south of London. Upon contact with the driver, Berry noted the odor of alcoholic beverages and conducted an investigation. The driver stated he had not been drinking.
Following investigation, the subject was determined to be under the influence and was arrested. Brian Booth, 31, of Glasgow was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and one headlight. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
An East Bernstadt man was arrested Sunday morning on Ky. 312 after sheriff’s deputies and a KSP-Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer responded to a complaint that he had driven through someone’s yard.
When Deputies Tyler Morris, Mikey Ashurst and Shawn Boroviak, assisted by CVE Officer Mikey Hamblin, located the vehicle, which was apparently out of gas. Deputies made contact with the driver of the maroon Chevrolet Blazer, who appeared to be under the influence.
Deputies conducted an investigation and determined the driver was under the influence. Bruce K. Hacker, 49, of North U.S. 25, East Bernstadt, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Hacker told deputies he had taken liquid oxycodone and smoked methamphetamine earlier. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
An East Bernstadt man was arrested Sunday morning after the driver of the vehicle he was riding in was arrested for DUI.
The arrest occurred on U.S. 25, nine miles south of London, where this subject was a passenger in a vehicle where the driver was arrested for DUI. Deputies detected an odor of alcoholic beverages on the passenger and conducted an investigation where it was determined that he was under the influence.
Deputies Tyler Morris and Mikey Ashurst, assisted by KSP Trooper Jason McCowan, arrested Kendall Osborne, 39, of West Ky. 1376, East Bernstadt. Osborne was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited. An open bottle of Fireball whiskey was found in the floorboard under Osborne’s feet. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.