Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Local law enforcement responded to a single vehicle accident on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 around 9pm where a pickup truck was turned on its side in the 4000 block of HWY 259N, near Poplar Springs Road.
Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies reported that as they approached the Chevy S-10 pickup, they could smell a strong odor of alcohol and the driver, Virgil B. Vertrees, (36), Brownsville, showed multiple signs of intoxication.
Authorities said that Vertrees admitted that he'd been drinking and it was determined that he was under the influence.
He was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence-second offense, and Careless driving. According to the Sheriff's Office, it was Vertrees' second DUI charge since May.
No injuries were reported and Vertrees was lodged in the Hart County Jail.