Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A single vehicle rollover resulted in a DUI charge in Bee Spring on Tuesday, April 10th, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said that Elliot Skaggs, (33) of Smiths Grove, was traveling south on KY 259 N near Jones and Gravil Tax Service in a 2000 Chevy pickup, when the truck slipped off the shoulder of the road. Authorities said that Skaggs overcorrected and the truck flipped, coming to rest on it's top in the yard of a private residence.
Sheriff's deputies said they detected a strong odor of alcohol from the truck and Skaggs blew a .177 in a breath test, which is more than double the legal limit to drive. An open bottle of alcohol was also located at the scene, according to deputies.
Skaggs was taken to Caverna Hospital for evaluation, where he was determined to be uninjured. He was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence (aggravated circumstance), Careless driving, and Possession of open alcoholic beverage. He was then transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Deputies said Skaggs was wearing a seat belt.
Also responding was the Kyrock Fire Department.