|DUI arrest made after early morning wreck|
A Fort Campbell man was arrested early this morning on DUI charges after wrecking on Fort Campbell Boulevard at Walnut Street.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 26-year old Jack Bates of Fort Campbell was northbound on the boulevard approaching the Walnut Street intersection around 1:45 this morning when he locked his brakes, crossed the median and struck a guard rail.
Bates continued on for a short distance and came to rest in the middle of Walnut Street just north of the railroad tracks. Bates reportedly told police someone had pulled out in front of him, but the reporting officer writes it appears speed and impaired driving were the only factors.
Bates blew a .178 on the breath test—well over twice the legal limit—and was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.