Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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DUI arrest with children in vehicle
Date of News Release: 11/15/2010
(Pendleton, Ky.) -- Dispatchers at Post 5 received a call this morning at 3:16 a.m. (11/15) reporting that a woman was seen unconscious inside a running vehicle that was stopped in the roadway on Pendleton Loop in Henry County. Upon arrival, a Trooper discovered Kathy Thornton (44 years old from Milton) passed out in the driver's seat while two small children were in the back seat asleep. Preliminary investigation indicates that Thornton was impaired to the point of unconsciousness while operating the vehicle.
Thornton was arrested and charged with DUI and Wanton Endangerment. Thornton's two children were placed with family members. She was lodged in the Carroll County Detention facility. The incident continues to be investigated by Trooper Tim Moore.