March 18, 2013

Floyd County Sheriff Arrested with .202 Reading

Sheriff John K. Blackburn
The Sheriff of Floyd County and president of the Kentucky Sheriff's Association, John K. Blackburn, was arrested Sunday night under the suspicion of DUI, and after a Breathalyzer test was administered, was found to have a reading of .202, far above the .08 allowed in Kentucky.

Blackburn was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Responding to calls of an erratic driver,  Deputy P. Frazier, of the Powell County Sheriff’s Department, said in his police report that he saw the vehicle Blackburn was driving swerve back and forth across the center line a number of times. It also said he almost drove off the road while he was observing him drive.

After denying several times he had been drinking, Blackburn finally admitted he had been drinking at a casino earlier in the evening.

He was booked in the Powell County Detention Center at about 9:30 p.m. He was released a little later on a $2,500 surety bond.

The Sheriff will be arraigned in Powell County Court on April 9.

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