As promised, Clarksville Police were out in full force over the New Years weekend and the first person arrested for DUI of the year may not meet your preconceived notions.
A news release from Clarksville Police identifies the first man to be arrested for DUI this year as 77-year old Roy Young, who reportedly told police that he had only drank one beer, but had been smoking marijuana the last couple days when pulled over around 12:30am Sunday.
Young was also allegedly driving on a suspended license. The first DUI wreck of the year in Clarksville happened around 2:45am Sunday, with 24-year old Matthew Ballard of Clarksville cited for DUI at Gateway Medical center after an incident on Tiny Town Road.
An Indiana man learned the hard way yesterday morning that breaking the law will land him behind bars.
19-year old Adrian Almaraz of Chandler, Indiana is now charged with 1st degree fleeing and evading police, no operators license, reckless driving, possession of alcohol by a minor, improper start from a parked position.
According to Kentucky State Police, Almaraz fled from a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 16-82 in Christian County and continued traveling northbound to the Pennyrile Parkway, where he exited the parkway and traveled eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
State police say after a brief vehicle pursuit, the 19-year old was taken into custody without incident.
Almaraz remains booked into the Christian County.
The Hopkinsville Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries on new year’s day in the area of East Parkview Drive.
According to police, 22-year old Arsenio Irvin of Hopkinsville told police while he was at the intersection of East Parkview Drive and Calvin Drive, his brakes locked up and collided with the vehicle of 31-year old Patricia Coleman of Hopkinsville.
Coleman told police the front end of Irvin’s vehicle hit the left side of her vehicle causing her vehicle to spin, leave the roadway and hit a street sign and fence.
Police say one of Irvin’s two passengers, 21-year old Antown Crayton of Hopkinsville received a cut to his hand, but refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, Coleman complained of neck pain but, also refused to be transported to the hospital and officers on the scene report all individuals involved in the wreck refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and elected to go to the hospital in their personal vehicles.
A Christian County school official claims someone stole precious jewelry worth over $1,800 over the holiday weekend.
20-year old Shayna Myers-Young of Crofton reported to Hopkinsville police yesterday that on Thursday, December 15th, that while she was at work, she removed several rings from her fingers and temporarily set them down and stepped away, and when she returned shortly afterwards, the rings were missing.
The listed property that was stolen included a diamond engagement ring and a diamond promise ring.
According to police, the case remains open and a suspect description was not provided in the report.
The Hopkinsville Police Department investigated its first alleged report of burglary for the new year.
49-year old Bentley Cornelius of Hopkinsville told police yesterday that sometime between Thursday and yesterday someone broke into a residence located at 27-30 Kenwood Drive and stole several metal handles for kitchen cabinets that’s worth $50.
According to police, the suspect will be charged with 2nd degree burglary and 1st degree criminal mischief.
The case remains open and police are following all leads concerning the alleged burglary.