Man arrested after rollover wreck


An Elizabethtown man was arrested Thursday evening after reportedly causing a rollover wreck on Joe Prather Highway while driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Steven Edmonds, 45, is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants as a result of the crash.

According to a citation from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, Edmonds reportedly drove in front of a vehicle on Prather while turning left off of Happy Hollow Road. There were no injuries as a result of the collision, according to Hardin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Henry Volentine.

Upon being checked by Hardin County Emergency Medical Services, Edmonds reportedly smelled of alcohol, exhibited slurred speech and poor balance.

Upon being transported to the Hardin County Detention Center, Edmonds blew a .078 on a breathalyser test, according to the citation. He reportedly told deputies he smoked marijuana earlier that day.

First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

Edmonds is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear Nov. 20 in Hardin District Court.

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