A teenager from Louisville is facing a drunk driving charge after apparently crashing into a Christmas display in Hodgenville, according to local sources. Kentucky police arrested the 18-year-old woman, who has been charged with DUI. No court date has been announced at this time, and the woman was released into the care of a family member after her arrest.
According to the report, the woman was driving eastbound on Main Street when she attempted to navigate a roundabout. Apparently she drove directly into the square, striking a statue known as “Little Abe” and causing significant damage to a Christmas display including an antique truck. So far, the dollar value of the damage is unknown, but apparently the incident was captured on closed circuit cameras.
Police arrived on the scene and later contacted the suspected woman, who they say displayed signs of intoxication. A breath test allegedly reported her blood alcohol level as .19, over twice the legal limit for adult drivers over the age of 21. Kentucky has a zero-tolerance law for drivers under the age of 21. She was cited for first-degree DUI as well as failure to produce an insurance card, but due to COVID health protocols, she was not held in custody.
Young people often make foolish mistakes that can influence the rest of their lives. In this case, if the woman is found guilty of DUI she could lose her license and possibly even her freedom. This is why she will be represented in Kentucky criminal court by a defense attorney whose job it is to carefully review the specifics of a given case, including any evidence the prosecution wishes to present to the court. This is part of building a compelling defense against the charges filed against her.