A Hopkinsville man was charged with is fourth DUI in the last five years following a wreck that injured the driver of another vehicle yesterday afternoon on Butler Road.
The collision happened around 3pm, according to the report from Public Safety Officer Chris Bond, which says 29-year old Penny Jenkins of Hopkinsville was stopped in traffic near the First Street Extension intersection.
Approaching her from behind was 55-year old James Alder of Hopkinsville, who failed to stop and rear-ended Ms. Jenkins’ vehicle. The report says Alder could not remember the crash and that he showed signs of being intoxicated.
Captain Martin Lopez writes on the arrest citation that Alder had a strong odor of alcohol on his person, that he had slurred speech and that he had urinated on himself. Police also allege that an empty bottle of hydrocodone was found in his truck.
Alder was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for blood testing before being booked into the Christian County Jail on his fourth DUI in the last five years. He was also charged with not having proof of insurance.
Ms. Jenkins was taken to Jennie Stuart for neck pain. Her passengers, 29-year old Nickolas Jenkins and 6-year old Preston Jenkins, went to Jennie Stuart to be evaluated.