According to Hodgenville Police Department, on December 5th, 2020 at 2:01 am, a 2013 White Ford Fusion was traveling west on E. Main St. The vehicle failed to negotiate the traffic circle, instead drove through the square, striking the statue known as “Little Abe.”
The vehicle continued through the square striking a Christmas display. This collision was captured on video, which was attached to this press release.
The Christmas display was an antique truck owned by Mark Boyd of Hodgenville. The truck was decorated and had a large Christmas tree in the bed belonging to the City of Hodgenville. Both sustained severe damages. Damages to the statue are not completely known at this time.
It will have to be righted in order to assess the damage.
CPL Jordan Whitlow and Recruit Officer David Williams conducted the preliminary investigation. Upon arrival on the scene, the officers contacted 18-year-old Kaylee Lovvorn of Louisville and identified her as the operator of the suspect vehicle. Police say that Lovvorn appeared intoxicated and Standardized Field Sobriety Test’s showed impairment.
Above, the Christmas Tree and display in the Lincoln Square being restored and replaced after the drunken rampage by a DUI driver. Below, the aftermath of one severly impaired driver who plowed through the town without concern for lives or property.
Lovvorn was arrested and submitted to a test of her breath with a result of .190, more than twice the legal limit for drivers 21 and older. Due to COVID protocols, Lovvorn was cited for DUI 1st (Aggravated) and Failure to Produce an Insurance Card, and she was released to a family member.