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Kentucky State Representative charged with DUI in Laurel County

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 19:41:40-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — District 90 State Representative Derek Lewis (R,) is facing a DUI charge after being arrested by Laurel County deputies.

According to an arrest citation, Lewis' truck was found by deputies against a split-rail fence down in a culvert along Hatcher Road at approximately 1:55 a.m on Thursday morning.

Deputies were en route to a complaint call on Hatcher Road when they located Lewis' green Chevorlet Silverado truck against a split-rail fence. Deputies stopped to check on the driver and detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from the driver. An investigation was conducted and the driver was determined to be under the influence and was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense.

Lewis was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.