TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Crash Involving DUI in Christian County
Date of News Release: 05/30/2008
Madisonville, KY - Charles Cardwell was operating a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria eastbound on Hart Road with his daughter, 18-month old Denesa Cardwell, sitting in the front seat. The vehicle exited off the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a home. Denesa Cardwell was transported by ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment. She was not restrained in a child safety seat. Charles Cardwell was arrested for DUI 2nd Offense, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree & Failure to Use Child Restraint in Vehicle and lodged in the Christian County Detention Center. He was not wearing a seatbelt.