Kentucky Assistant Attorney General Charged With DUI

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville police have charged a Kentucky assistant attorney general with drunken driving.

Thirty-three-year-old Jason Moore told police he had been to a concert and had his last drink at the end. He refused a field sobriety test, but police say he smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet.

Police found a cup in the car with beer left in it.

Police say Moore was charged with first-offense driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of an open container early yesterday.

Attorney general's office spokesman Corey Bellamy confirms that Moore is an assistant there. He says Attorney General Greg Stumbo is aware of the charge but has no further comment.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by 5-O Location: KY on Oct 26, 2007 at 08:00 AM
    So let me get this straight...since he's an attorney he should be sentenced heavier than anyone else. So going with that logic, if you're a farmer the store should charge you more for your food, since you should grow your own? KY has pretty tough DUI laws, but they aren't enforced as strictly as they should be, not by officers, but by the prosecutors and judges. I say that pretty broadly, but it does depend on where you live in the state. Driving DUI is just like standing in the middle of the highway shooting a gun at passing cars. What the hell is the difference? They need max sentences for ALL DUIs. That's why I have absolutely NO symphathy for any DUI- I'll give them all a one way ride to the jail, tow their car and charge them with every possible thing I can, and listen to them cry all the way to the jail. Ohh don't do this to me, you hate me, you're ruining my life- no dumbass, I probably just saved your life.
  • by Cyndy Location: Paris on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    Alcoholism is a disease.
  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:28 AM
    Kentucky needs to get tougher on drunk drivers, but they won't. Why? Because it's people like this man who help make the laws (attorneys)! The lawmakers make laws to suit themselves, not for ALL citizens of KY! They (attorneys especially) think they are above the law! Laws should be for EVERYONE and no one given any special treatment for any reason! Unfortunately, lawmakers do not see it that way! They do not represent the people, they represent their own interests and we paid them to do it! This man should be given a $1000 fine and made to attend counseling at the least! But this is KY where drunks have a disease and are not responsible for their own actions! HOTWASH! They CHOOSE to drink, it is not a disease! They drink for a variety of reasons, but mostly to not have to deal with issues in their lives. I know I lived with a drunk for 18 years who chose to drink instead instead of dealing with the hurt of her childhood, her anger, and other issues. It was just easier to drink!
  • by mel Location: lex on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    "He should have to punish like everyone else, but worse because he is attorney" How do you want it? Like everybody else (which is fair) or more severe because he is an attorney (which isn't fair)?
  • by Ky Location: Shelby on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    Settle down there Pike County. Mr. Moore will face the same court procedures as anyone else. It sounds like you have had a couple DUI's yourself.
  • by Me Location: Pike County on Oct 25, 2007 at 06:28 AM
    They shouldnt hide it because they dont hide nothing else. It should be federal offense since he is an attorney and knows better. He should punish like every other person, not because of who he is and he knows someone. Now its if you know someone you get out of everything. He should have to punish like everyone else, but worse because he is attorney


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