Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Ambulance Driver Arrested and Charged with DUI
Date of News Release: 04/20/2013
(McCarr, Ky.) -- On Saturday April 20, 2013 Post 9, Pikeville received a 911 call that an ambulance had struck the guardrail and was weaving on the roadway while traveling South on Ky 319. Trooper First Class Shannon Jones was dispatched to the area and located the ambulance owned by Appalachian First Response. TFC. Jones made contact with the operator of the ambulance, Jeffrey J. Hignite of Hazard, Ky. Hignite was arrested and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center on 1 count of Driving Under the Influence 1st offense.