Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Edmonson County Dispatch received a complaint around 5pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from a caller who reported an erratic driver near Laura's Hilltop Restaurant.
According to Brownsville Police, the caller said that the driver of a white Buick appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office made a traffic stop on a vehicle with a matching description at the Sun Valley Feed Mill, where Brownsville Police also made contact.
Officials said the driver, Andrea Eastman (31) of Brownsville, who also had two juveniles in the vehicle, showed signs of impairment and was given field sobriety tests.
Authorities determined that Eastman was too impaired to drive and was arrested for Driving under the influence. She also faces Wanton Endangerment charges due to the presence of juveniles in the vehicle while she was driving.
According to reports, Eastman was then taken to Caverna Hospital for drug screening and later transported to Hart County Jail.
In a joint statement from both the Brownsville Police Department and Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, both agencies stressed the importance of not getting behind the wheel while being impaired.
"Doing so not only risks your life, but the lives of those with you and other motorists on our community's roadways as well," the statement said.