Judge won’t toss evidence in Kentucky lawmaker’s DUI case

Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 9:39 AM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. - A state lawmaker will face a jury trial in September after unsuccessfully trying this week to have evidence in his drunken driving case thrown out.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that State Rep. Derek Lewis was arrested near his home at 1:55 a.m. on April 16, just a few hours after the 2020 General Assembly adjourned in Frankfort.

According to the arrest report, the London Republican’s truck was in a ditch with the motor running. The report says Lewis was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and smelled strongly of alcohol. He also refused a sobriety test.

At a Tuesday hearing, a judge denied Lewis’ requests to suppress evidence. 

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