Hopkins Co. Woman With 17-Month-Old Passenger Arrested on DUI, Drug Charges

Kentucky State Police says a 55-year-old Earlington woman was arrested on DUI and drug charges after being pulled over while driving with a 17-month-old passenger in the back seat.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 12:04 PM
Updated: Sep 23, 2020 12:05 PM

Kentucky State Trooper Ridge Porter was patrolling in Earlington on Monday when he saw a passenger in a vehicle not wearing a seatbelt.

According to Kentucky State Police, Trooper Porter pulled the vehicle over around 4:00 p.m., where he became suspicious that the driver, 55-year-old Vickie Moore of Earlington, Kentucky, was under the influence.

A Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy was called to assist on-scene and a K9 unit was deployed. KSP says the K9 detected narcotics in Moore's vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, where the KSP Trooper and HCSO Deputy found suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Trooper Porter also said some of the illegal items were in close proximity to a 17-month-old, who was a passenger in the vehicle's back seat.

More was arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail on a $2,000 bond, on the following charges:

  • Failure to Wear Seat Belts
  • Careless Driving
  • Failure to Produce Insurance Card
  • DUI 2nd
  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
  • Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possess
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Controlled Substance Endangerment to Child, 4th Degree


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