Edmonson Voice Staff
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has been working some extra overtime during the last month for the statewide "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign. A road check set up near the Nolin Dam on Saturday night resulted in two separate DUI's.
Police said that Jennifer Fink, 41, Brownsville smelled strongly of alcohol as her vehicle came through the stop. She reportedly showed obvious signs of intoxication after field sobriety tests were given. Police said Fink had a breath alcohol level over .15, which is almost twice the legal limit.
She was arrested and charged with DUI 1st offense aggravator, possession of an open alcoholic container, failure to wear seat belt, and license to be in possession.
Police also said that as Evan Patterson, 28, from Lebanon Junction KY attempted to pass through the road check, a strong smell of alcohol was noticed. After he was given field sobriety tests, it was reported that multiple signs of being under the influence of alcohol were shown. Police said his breath alcohol level was also over .15. Police also reported Patterson had a .40 cal handgun hidden under a seat.
Patterson was arrested for DUI aggravated circumstance and for possession of concealed weapon. Both were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.