UPDATE POSTED 4:00 P.M. MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jessamine County’s Sheriff pleaded responsible Monday to DUI, in keeping with court docket data.
Sheriff Kevin Corman was arrested by Nicholasville Police shortly after midnight on September tenth whereas driving his sheriff’s automobile.
Based on his arrest quotation, police pulled sheriff Corman over and say he failed a discipline sobriety take a look at, had an open cup of bourbon in his automobile and his breathalyzer take a look at learn .136, together with his second take a look at on the jail studying .107.
The authorized restrict in Kentucky is .08.
Corman has been sheriff since 2006.
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 night time.
The precise date can be introduced within the subsequent week, in keeping with the Jessamine County District Court docket.
Based on 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’d haven’t any cause to assume 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 12 months is a re-election 12 months, nevertheless it’s his workplace and he’s the elected official so we don’t resolve 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. Based mostly 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.
Based on Lieutenant Purcell, Corman has been a great sheriff to work for.
“He’s been a extremely 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.
Based on his quotation, Corman failed a discipline sobriety take a look at and his breathalyzer take a look at learn .136, together with his second take a look at on the Jessamine County Detention Middle studying .107. The authorized restrict in Kentucky is .08.
“In the event you violate the legislation and also you commit a DUI or function a automobile whereas underneath the affect, I don’t care who you might be, and neither do our officers, we’re going to arrest you,” mentioned Sergeant Grimes.
Sheriff Corman was launched from jail and stays on lively 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 take a look at following a visitors cease by Nicholasville Police, his workplace confirmed.
That consequence got here after he registered .136 on a preliminary take a look at on the scene of a visitors cease. A cup of bourbon was discovered within the automobile, in keeping with arrest citations (Corman DUI Arrest Citation (1)).
The 63-year-old Corman, who has labored for the sheriff’s division because the Nineties, was driving his official sheriff’s car, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe..
Though he was not at work Friday morning, he stays on lively 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 finally solutions to the residents of Jessamine County,” mentioned Lt. Anthony Purcell, who responded to questions in regards to the arrest.
Purcell mentioned the sheriff by no means has demonstrated or hinted at an alcohol downside previously.
Nicholasville Police apparently obtained an nameless tip regarding Corman and the likelihood he was probably 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 had 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 at the very least 4 hours to have an opportunity to “sober up” and seem like in command of their skills.