UPDATE POSTED 5:30 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman is awaiting an October court docket date after his arrest Thursday evening.
The precise date will probably be introduced within the subsequent week, in line with the Jessamine County District Courtroom.
In accordance with Lieutenant Purcell of the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Division, the division remains to be operating easily and expects Corman to be again on the job quickly.
“I might don’t have any purpose to suppose in any other case proper now. I imply I haven’t talked to him about his plans, clearly, however he was elected to a four-year time period, subsequent yr is a re-election yr, nevertheless it’s his workplace and he’s the elected official so we don’t determine what he will get to do,” mentioned Lieutenant Purcell.
Sergeant Kevin Grimes says he’s harmless till confirmed responsible.
“All of us have to recollect that he’s harmless till confirmed responsible. Primarily based upon the data, yeah, we had possible trigger to arrest him, and now we’re going to let the system play out and see what occurs,” mentioned Sergeant Grimes.
In accordance with Lieutenant Purcell, Corman has been a superb sheriff to work for.
“He’s been a very nice man to work for. I’ve actually loved working for him, I’ve no complaints so far as the work atmosphere goes,” mentioned Purcell.
In accordance with his quotation, Corman failed a discipline sobriety check and his breathalyzer check learn .136, along with his second check on the Jessamine County Detention Heart studying .107. The authorized restrict in Kentucky is .08.
“When you violate the legislation and also you commit a DUI or function a automotive whereas below the affect, I don’t care who you’re, and neither do our officers, we’re going to arrest you,” mentioned Sergeant Grimes.
Sheriff Corman was launched from jail and stays on energetic obligation, although he was not at work Friday.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 11:08 A.M. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A veteran sheriff has been arrested for DUI.
Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman, who was first elected sheriff in November 2006, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m., Friday after registered .107 on a breathalyzer check following a visitors cease by Nicholasville Police, his workplace confirmed.
That end result got here after he registered .136 on a preliminary check on the scene of a visitors cease. A cup of bourbon was discovered within the automotive, in line with arrest citations (Corman DUI Arrest Citation (1)).
The 63-year-old Corman, who has labored for the sheriff’s division because the Nineteen Nineties, was driving his official sheriff’s car, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe..
Though he was not at work Friday morning, he stays on energetic obligation pending a court docket date in late October. It’s unclear what motion the division may take towards the sheriff, though he may put himself of suspension or restricted obligation.
“He in the end solutions to the residents of Jessamine County,” mentioned Lt. Anthony Purcell, who responded to questions concerning the arrest.
Purcell mentioned the sheriff by no means has demonstrated or hinted at an alcohol downside previously.
Nicholasville Police apparently acquired an nameless tip regarding Corman and the likelihood he was presumably intoxicated. An officer adopted the sheriff, creating sufficient possible trigger to query Coman when he pulled in his driveway, Purcell mentioned.
“The sheriff cooperated with the officer, some discipline exams have been carried out, he took a breathalyzer and went to jail, staying the required time earlier than being launched,” Purcell mentioned.
DUI suspects should keep in jail not less than 4 hours to have an opportunity to “sober up” and look like accountable for their skills.