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Laurel Superintendent resigns after alleged drunk driving accident

Police say former Laurel County Superintendent David Young was drunk when he wrecked his truck, above, into a ditch on U.S. 25.

Three days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and resisting arrest, David Young has resigned as superintendent of Laurel County Schools.

At a special called meeting Tuesday morning, the Laurel County Board of Education met in executive session after which it was announced that Young had tendered his resignation.

The board named Deputy Superintendent Denise Grieble as the interim superintendent.

Young, 59, was arrested Saturday evening after Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies found his pickup truck nose down in a ditch on U.S. 25 near Court Road.

According to Laurel County Sheriff's Public Affairs Officer Gilbert Acciardo, deputies Shawn Boroviak and Greg Turner found Young still in the driver's seat.

According to the arrest citation, Young blew a .252 on the Breathalyzer test, more than three times the legal limit of .08.
Deputies reported Young struggled with them when they tried to place him in handcuffs and continued to fight when they tried to place him in a police cruiser, leading the resisting arrest charge.

In addition, Young was charged with controlled substance prescription not in original container.

He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center and released several hours later on a $2,500 surety bond.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in Laurel District Court and will return to court at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 20 for a pretrial conference. Judge John Chappell is presiding over the case.

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