HODGENVILLE, KY () – New information came to light Monday following the weekend arrest of LaRue County Schools superintendent Samuel D. Sanders on a drunk driving charge.
According to the arrest report obtained from the Hodgenville Police Department, the arresting officer was driving north on Lincoln Boulevard around 12:40 a.m. Saturday when he observed a white sedan turn off Waters Street into the path of an oncoming car. The officer said the other driver had to apply the brakes.
Officer James Richardson said the white car sped off at high rate of speed and turned left onto Toniville Road. The car was clocked at 50 miles-per-hour in a 35 mph zone.
Richardson pulled the car over as the driver turned onto Civils Loop. Sanders exited the vehicle, according to the officer, who said the superintendent had a 1,000-yard stare, bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Sanders told Richardson he’d had nothing to drink and agreed to a Breathalyzer test. Richardson said Sanders blew into the tube but failed to blow long enough and wouldn’t make a good seal around the tube, blowing out of the corners of his lips. Richardson said he captured the sample manually and it started climbing rapidly. Richardson said he let go of the button when it reached .08, the legal limit for driving under the influence in Kentucky. Richardson said the test ….MORE