NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Nicholasville Police confirm that officers arrested Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman for a DUI on Thursday night.
Nicholasville police say Corman was driving his sheriff's department vehicle at the time.
Police also charged him with careless driving and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
Nicholasville Police went to the area of Sulpher Well near East Jessamine High School after getting a report from dispatch of a reckless driver. The caller told dispatchers a white SUV with official tags had difficulty staying in its lane.
According to the arrest citation, an officer spotted the vehicle on East Maple Street park in a church parking lot. The officer then saw the driver take off again and cross the center line at least twice. The officer activated his emergency lights to make a traffic stop. The driver pulled into a nearby driveway, which was later identified as Corman's home.
Nicholasville Police conducted a field sobriety test, which Corman agreed to complete. The officers say they smelled a strong odor of alcohol, and that Corman had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. They also say he was unsteady on his feet and lost balance multiple times while trying to complete the field tests. The officers wrote that they stopped the test at some point for Corman's safety.
The arrest citation states that Corman admitted to having bourbon in a cup that officers found in the car and that he agreed to take a breath test. The initial test performed showed that Corman's blood-alcohol level was .136. A secondary test done at the Jessamine County Detention Center showed the level was .107.
Corman was lodged into the Jessamine County Detention Center. As of Friday morning, he was no longer listed as an inmate.
Corman has been the sheriff in Jessamine County for several years.
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