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Injury Crash Involving DUI Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 04/21/2009

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Sarah Barnes was operating a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am southbound on US 41A when her vehicle exited the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle overturned and came to rest facing north. After Trooper Anderson's arrival, he determined that Ms. Barnes was under the influence of alcohol. While at the scene, the Madisonville Police Department notified KSP Post 2 Madisonville that the vehicle operated by Ms. Barnes had been reported stolen. Ms. Barnes was transported to the Regional Medical Center by ambulance where she was treated and released. She was charged with DUI 1st Offense, Operating Motor Vehicle on Suspended License, Receiving Stolen Property Over $300, Failure to Notify DOT of Address Change & Execution of Bench Warrant-For Failure to Pay Fines and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

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