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Morganfield Man Arrested on 4th DUI Charge After Fatal 2016 Crash

Maxwell McMain of Morganfield is back behind bars on his fourth DUI charge after previously pleading guilty to DUI and Manslaughter for the 2016 crash that killed his 16-year-old passenger Kaci Wood.

Posted: May 18, 2021 3:26 PM
Updated: May 18, 2021 8:40 PM

A Union County man charged in the 2016 DUI death of a 16-year-old girl is back behind bars after a Kentucky State Police Trooper says he caught him driving under the influence on Sunday.

24-year-old Maxwell McMain was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday after a resident on V T Crawley Road in Morganfield called 911 to make a trespassing complaint.

Maxwell McMain of Morganfield - Webster Co. Jail

The caller said that some people in a side-by-side off-road vehicle had driven into his driveway and yard, despite the "no trespassing" signs posted on the property.

After the off-road vehicle headed down the road from the caller's house, the caller said he followed it and watched it drive erratically until it eventually ran into a ditch.

The KSP Trooper who responded to the scene says he discovered that McMain was driving the off-road vehicle. The Trooper says he could smell alcohol coming from McMain's person and that he showed signs of impairment.

KSP says a breath test revealed McMain's Blood Alcohol Level was .155 at the time of the incident.

McMain was arrested for DUI, Trespassing, and Driving Under the Influence on a Suspended License, and booked into the Webster County Jail on no bond.

This comes as McMain's fourth total DUI charge to date.

In 2017, McMain pleaded guilty to Manslaughter, Wanton Endangerment, and DUI in the death of Kaci Wood of Sebree. He was sentenced to 10 years.


Kaci Wood was 16-years-old when authorities say she died in a crash with McMain behind the wheel

That crash happened in June of 2016 when McMain was driving on KY 492 in Morganfield when he lost control of his Dodge Durango causing it to flip several times.

McMain is now scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20.

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