On Tuesday, March 31st 2015, while conducting normal patrol, Brownsville Police Officer Garth Avery observed a white passenger car conduct a U-turn at the intersection of South Main Street and Mammoth Cave road. Officer Avery made contact with the vehicle on Mammoth Cave Road and observed the vehicle swerving in the roadway, traveling across the yellow line and back to the white line. A traffic stop was initiated and police say that a very strong odor of alcohol was emitted from the driver of the vehicle, Jerry Erassarret, 42 of Brownsville .
A number of field sobriety test were then given which were failed. Erassarret's blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit. There was also a passenger of the vehicle, a two year-old toddler.
Erassarret was arrested for the following charges:
-operating on suspended/revoked operators license.
-possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
-operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc .08 or above(aggravated circumstances) 1st offense.
-wanton endangerment 1st degree
He was transported to the Hart County Jail. Officer Avery was assisted in the investigation by Edmonson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jordan Jones, and District 2 Constable Tim Skees.
Edmonson Voice Staff