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 likely be introduced within the subsequent week, in accordance with the Jessamine County District Courtroom.
In keeping with Lieutenant Purcell of the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Division, the division continues to be working easily and expects Corman to be again on the job quickly.
“I might 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, but it surely’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 keeping with Lieutenant Purcell, Corman has been a superb 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 surroundings goes,” mentioned Purcell.
In keeping with 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 Heart studying .107. The authorized restrict in Kentucky is .08.
“In the event you violate the regulation 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 energetic responsibility, 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 end result 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 accordance 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 automobile, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe..
Though he was not at work Friday morning, he stays on energetic responsibility pending a court docket date in late October. It’s unclear what motion the division might take in opposition to the sheriff, though he might put himself of suspension or restricted responsibility.
“He finally 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 obtained an nameless tip regarding Corman and the likelihood he was presumably intoxicated. An officer adopted the sheriff, growing 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 least 4 hours to have an opportunity to “sober up” and seem like in charge of their talents.