DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

kirby-arrestMADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/5/14) — Madisonville Police received a complaint call in reference to a vehicle striking a utility pole on the corner of Oak Street and Madison Avenue Monday, Aug. 5.

According to a Madisonville Police report, Stephanie Anne Kirby, 35, Madisonville, was observed backing up into a utility pole and leaving the scene by a witness. Officers made contact with Kirby one block south of the incident on Madison Avenue. Upon initial contact, officers noticed Kirby was disoriented. As she began to exit her vehicle, she was very unsteady and appeared to also be under the influence of narcotics.

Kirby advised officers that she had taken Zoloft, Klonapin and possibly a Soma. She also advised officers that she struck the utility pole. She was then given a sobriety test, where she was unable to pass, the report said.

The report also said that Kirby was unable to present officers with proof of insurance and she was found to have 17 whole, white, round tablets in a cigarette wrapper in her front right trouser pocket, which was later identified as 350mg Soma’s by the Kentucky Poison Control. Kirby told officers that she did not have a prescription for the tablets and had bought them from somebody.

Kirby was charged with leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid or assistance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, failure to produce insurance card, possession of controlled substance, third degree – drug unspecified, and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first offense.

She is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Madisonville Police Department

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

U.S. 62 Blocked Between Central City, Nelson Creek

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (3/5/15) ― U.S. 62 East near Central City is closed near the Kentucky 604 intersection. According to… Read More

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – March 4, 2015

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) — The above photos are local fugitives that are currently being sought by local… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9476

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8870

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6468

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5759

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4455

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 4127

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 4127

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 3482

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 03, 2015 2779

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1944

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 1920

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1708

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 04, 2015 1464

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1440

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 1397

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 04, 2015 1150

Mental Health Services Expanded at Western…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Steve Beshear