A Corbin man who, police say ran a stoplight and slammed his vehicle into another Friday evening, injuring a local family, had a blood-alcohol content over four times the legal limit at the time of the crash, but today is out of jail on home incarceration after an arraignment hearing in Whitley District Court Tuesday.
David L. Brimm, 30, of Corbin, was charged with DUI (first offense), reckless driving, license to be in possession and for driving with no insurance following an investigation into the accident. Police have additionally charged Brimm with two counts of second-degree assault for injuries suffered by those in the vehicle he hit. Initially held in jail on a $25,000 cash bond after his arrest, Whitley District Judge Cathy Prewitt adjusted the bond to $30,000 in property. Brimm is out of jail an is on home incarceration with the exceptions he may go out for work, church, visits to the doctor and to appear in court.
According to Corbin Police, Brimm ran a red light at the intersection of Cumberland Falls Hwy. and I-75 Exit 25 Friday night, and rear-ended a vehicle occupied by 20-year-old Dustin Roberts, of Williamsburg, his wife and two-month-old child. The family was transported by ambulance to Baptist Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released for their injuries. The infant was reportedly not breathing shortly after the accident happened but ended up being OK.
Patrolman Jeff Hill was the first officer to arrive on scene and he reported that Brimm had a smell of alcohol on him, slow slurred speech and was very unsteady on his feet. Police say he failed all field sobriety tests given to him at the scene.
"He didn’t really say too much. He was kind of out of it," Hill said. "He said he had been to every bar in Corbin."
Police say Brimm had just left Applebees and was heading south on Cumberland Falls Hwy. when the accident occurred.
According to a citation provided by Corbin Police, Brimm blew a .335 blood-alcohol result on an Intoxilizer test following the accident. The legal blood-alcohol limit in Kentucky is .08.
Authorities also say they discovered 17 open beer cans in the front floorboard of his vehicle.