Edmonson Voice Staff
On Monday, November 2nd, the Edmonson County District Court held a jury trial in the matter of Commonwealth vs. Ashley Bagshaw.
Bagshaw was facing charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol from a July of 2013 incident involving a car crash. The Honorable Judge John Brown was a special appointed judge in the case, due to Judge Renona Browning suffering from an illness.
The case was tried back in February of 2014, but resulted in a hung jury. County Attorney JB Hines prosecuted the case, and with the help of Sheriff Shane Doyle, who originally made the arrest, along with some expert witnesses from the Kentucky State Police Laboratory, the case was finally resolved when a jury of six of Bagshaw's peers found her guilty of Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence of a combination of substances.
She was sentenced to 2 days in the county jail, and fined $500. In addition, her driver's license was suspended for 30 days, and she will be required to attend mandatory drug/alcohol counseling. "The judicial system we have today may not be perfect, but today it worked like it was supposed to," Doyle said. "Regardless of the verdict, I'm thankful that our people in Edmonson county can be counted on to do their civic duty and serve on behalf of the county."
Bagshaw was transported back to the Grayson County Detention Center where she was already serving a contempt of court charge for failing a drug test back in August.
Doyle also complimented Mr. Hines for presenting a strong case on behalf of the Commonwealth.