Superintendent makes court appearance on DUI charges

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he was arrested.

An eastern Kentucky superintendent made his first court appearance Monday on driving under the influence charges, resisting arrest and having pills not in the proper container.

Laurel County Superintendent David Young was arrested Saturday after police say he had been drinking and wrecked his truck on US 25.

His appearance in Laurel County District Court was short Monday morning.

"We've waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty," said Young's attorney.

The police report says he was found behind the wheel of his wrecked truck Saturday night.

Officers tried to pull him out, but the report says he resisted by holding on to the steering wheel.

It says he was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

The report also added his blood alcohol content was .252. The legal limit is only .08.

It also says he had pills stored in a metal container, and not in the proper container.

Both the superintendent and his attorney declined to comment after the arraignment.

Many people in Laurel County are talking about the incident.

"We've got five teenagers going to Laurel County Schools, this is not a very good example for them. I would hope to try to do better than this," said grandmother Henrietta Teague.

A special called board of education meeting has also been scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday morning with an executive session about personnel issues on the agenda.

A pretrial conference has been set for David Young on December 20th.

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