Edmonson Voice Staff
Local police responded to a complaint of what appeared to be an intoxicated man pushing a bicycle northbound on 31W Friday afternoon. County deputies said they found the man passed out, highly intoxicated on the steps of Icy Sink Church.
Police said the man, Buddy Casaglio, 22, of Clarksville, TN, had been hitchhiking in the area and was picked up earlier by a local resident. "Casaglio apparently told the resident that picked him up that he was headed to a friend's house," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "When the local resident asked him where the friend lived, Casaglio told him it was the 'last city in Kentucky'."
Doyle also said the resident reported that he tried to help the Tennessee man, but the man was so drunk that he couldn't talk to him. "The resident apparently asked Casaglio if he knew how to get to his friend's house and Casaglio said 'one of them big highways'."
Casaglio was arrested and charged with intoxication in a public place. He was transported to the Hart County Jail.
"This man put himself in danger by pushing his bike on a busy highway while intoxicated. We don't arrest people just to be doing it, we do it for the safety and well being of everyone," Doyle said.