After a Corbin man told emergency personnel he didn’t need to go to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash on in Lily early Sunday morning, deputies took him for a ride to jail for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Fifty-one-year-old Stephen McNew was arrested following the crash on Slate Ridge Road approximately 2:15 a.m., in which he ran his 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo off the road and struck a tree.
“He said he new he had too much to drink and shouldn’t have been driving,” said Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, when asked if McNew said anything to deputies.
McNew reportedly told Deputy Shawn Jackson that he had been to a bar in Corbin where he had been drinking, adding that he had consumed seven beers and two shots of whiskey.
Lily firefighters and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County also responded to the scene of the crash. McNew was the only person in the car.
McNew posted a $5,000 cash bond and was released from the Laurel County Detention Center Sunday night.
Officials at the Laurel County Court Clerk’s Office said McNew is scheduled to be arraigned in Laurel District Court on September 12.