TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single-Vehicle Injury Collision with Arrest for DUI
Date of News Release: 03/18/2013
Greenville, KY. (Muhlenberg County) -- The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision involving an impaired driver that occurred in the parking lot of Harkins Station, just west of Greenville, on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at approximately 1:37 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Stephanie D. Townsell, 33 of Greenville, KY, was operating a 2012 Chrysler 200 passenger car southbound through the Harkins Station parking lot when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a pole.
Ms. Townsell, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital where she was treated and released. She was determined to be under the influence of canned, compressed air; commonly referred to as "dusting" and charged with the following offenses:
- DUI 1st Offense
- Operating on a Suspended/Revoked Operator's License
- Failure of Non-Owner to Maintain Required Insurance
She was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
Trooper Craig Engler conducted the investigation. Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.