Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A single vehicle accident in the middle of the night has resulted in the arrest of a Bowling Green man, who faces multiple charges that include felony drug and DUI, according to a press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
The release stated that at approximately 2:24 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16th, an Edmonson County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the intersection of Veterans Memorial HWY and Cleavie James Road to a single vehicle accident. The driver was identified as Jason Cooper, (43) of Bowling Green, who was operating a 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse. According to the sheriff's office, Cooper stated he had been traveling north bound on Veterans Memorial when his car exited the right side of the roadway and traveled down a grass embankment.
According to the press release, Cooper showed multiple signs of impairment and was asked if he had consumed any alcohol or illegal drugs. Cooper allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana a couple hours prior to driving and also stated he had marijuana in his vehicle. The sheriff's office reported that Cooper gave the deputy consent to search his vehicle, where the deputy located drug paraphernalia containing marijuana and a plastic container containing pills that were suspected to be Lorcet, a controlled substance. Cooper was then placed under arrest and charged with:
Cooper was lodged in Hart County Jail.