DUI charges have been filed against a Louisiana woman driving a commercial vehicle through the state of Kentucky last weekend, reports a person familiar with the case. The woman was stopped in Shelby County by a member of the Kentucky State Police.
According to a source, an officer with the Kentucky State Police Force reported that in the course of his routine inspection of her commercial vehicle, which was carrying hazardous materials, he found reason to believe that she was under the influence of alcohol.
The pending case against the woman, who is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was further solidified when the reporting officer uncovered an unconcealed, open bottle of alcohol in the passenger’s cabin of the car, within easy reach of the driver.
The plaintiff was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, where she was held pending a bail hearing. She was charged with operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, DWAI, possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, and violation of federal motor carrier safety regulations, all charges which the complaint stated would be typical of those filed in this type of case.
An incident report is not available at this time, and further details are forthcoming pending ongoing investigation into the incident, but typical procedure in a case like this would include an arraignment followed by a bail hearing, where the woman will be allowed to enter a plea.
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