Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Leitchfield woman has been arrested and charged with DUI along with additional charges that are felonies as a result of what law enforcement says was a hit-and-run incident that was tracked by a witness, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
In a press release, the Sheriff's Office reported they received a call on Tuesday, March 10th of a Chevy SUV in Bee Spring that had run off the road, hit two fences and a road sign, and continued driving north toward Grayson County.
A witness followed the vehicle and reported the license plate number, which was also relayed to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, according to the release. Officials said that Grayson County deputies were able to locate the vehicle and issue a traffic stop. The driver was reported to be Samantha Rishele (32) of Leitchfield with another adult and two juveniles in the vehicle, according to local officials.
Edmonson County deputies also arrived on scene as a result of the hit-and-run taking place in Edmonson County where field sobriety tests were then performed. Rishele was found to be under the influence by law enforcement and placed under arrest where she was charged with:
"The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office wishes to thank the caller for their willingness to follow the SUV, after witnessing it run off the road, in order to relay information needed for law enforcement to later locate the vehicle," said the Sheriff's Office in the release. "The sheriff's office is always appreciative of assistance provided by other agencies; in this incident, Grayson County Sheriff's Office was able to locate the vehicle quickly, which resulted in the arrest of an intoxicated driver."