A 55-year-old woman from Earlington was arrested on multiple charges after being pulled over by police in Hopkins County. Kentucky police arrested her for DUI and drug charges. They also discovered a 17-month-old baby in the back seat, though the relation between the driver and the child was not reported. She in now awaiting trial and is likely focused on preparing her criminal defense.
According to the statement released by Kentucky police, the woman was observed by a state trooper not wearing a seat belt while driving in Earlington. The officer pulled her over and had suspicions about her sobriety, though the reasons were not given in the report. The officer called in a K-9 unit who apparently alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, which police say they found.
The woman’s vehicle allegedly contained methamphetamine, marijuana and unspecified drug paraphernalia. Some of these items were purportedly found within proximity to the child in the back seat. The woman now faces charges of DUI (second offense), failure to wear a seat belt, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, careless driving and endangerment to a child.
A DUI charge would be enough to endanger the woman’s driver’s license and freedom, but combined with the other charges she faces, she could be subjected to serious jail time if she is convicted. This is why she will be represented in criminal court by a defense attorney who will work to defend her from these charges. This will likely include a careful review of all evidence proffered by Kentucky prosecutors, who carry the burden of proof in cases of this nature.