Edmonson Voice Staff
The Edmonson County Sheriff's office responded to a reckless driving complaint of a 2011 Mercedes Benz in the vicinity of Mammoth Cave National Park late Sunday night. Police said they observed the vehicle operating at a slow rate of speed and in the middle of the road, east bound on Mammoth Cave Rd, (KY HWY 70) approximately 1/8 of a mile on the Brownsville side of the Silent Grove Church Road intersection.
A traffic stop was performed, and the vehicle was found to be operated by Sandra R. McCandless, 49, of Glasgow, Ky. Police also reported that the odor of alcoholic beverages was obvious, and an open container of vodka was visible behind the seat. Police said that McCandless also admitted to drinking earlier in the evening.
Standard field sobriety tests were performed where police said that numerous clues of intoxication were given.
McCandless was placed under arrest and charged with Careless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the influence Alcohol/Drug/etc 1st off, and Open Containter of Alcohol in Motor Vehicle prohibited.
She was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the District 2 Constable and Edmonson County EMS.