Edmonson Voice Staff Report
A Brownsville man will face charges for his third DUI after he was arrested yesterday, October 24, 2016, just outside the Brownsville city limits.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office reported that as deputies were returning from a required department firearms qualification, they came in contact with a 1997 GMC pick up that they said was traveling at a high rate of speed on Veterans Memorial Highway (KY HWY 259).
They reported as they made a traffic stop on the vehicle, they discovered a strong smell of alcohol. The driver, Aaron Hanson, (39) of Brownsville was then asked to undergo field sobriety tests where officials said he showed multiple signs of being under the influence.
Hanson was placed under arrest and charged with Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- 3rd offense; Speeding 26mph or greater; and Possession of an open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle.
Court records indicate Hanson received a 2012 DUI conviction in Barren County District Court and a 2014 DUI conviction in Edmonson County District Court.
"People drink and drive 24 hours a day," said Det. Wally Ritter. "Anytime you witness what you think is an impaired driver, call authorities immediately. This instance happened while school buses were still on routes, thankfully the driver was arrested before anyone was hurt."