HAZARD — A Leslie County man from the community of Thousandsticks was arrested on multiple charges after Hazard Police Department say he crossed the center line in a blue motor vehicle, gave the HPD officer a false name and attempted to flee after the officer attempted to perform a field sobriety test on him.
According to a uniform citation, On March 4, HPD Officer Jacob Miller was on a patrol assignment when he observed a Blue Chevrolet being driven by a male subject on Village Lane and then onto Hwy. 80. The male subject would later be identified as Christopher Glenn Jones, 33, of Thousandsticks.
After Jones allegedly crossed the center line, Officer Miller performed a traffic stop on Jones and the citation says that Jones failed to produce an insurance card. Jones allegedly also told Officer Miller a false name. According to the citation, Jones told Officer Miller the false name at first because Jones was driving on a DUI suspended license.
Officer Miller said that Jones showed clues that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The citation says that Officer Miller observed Jones having slurred speech and blood shot eyes.
According to the citation, when HPD officers attempted to perform a field sobriety test, Jones jumped the guard rail and attempted to flee on foot. The citation says that Officer Miller gave chase to Jones and Jones ran approximately 25 feet before being ordered to the ground by Officer Miller. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the Emergency Room.
The citation says that Officer Miller read Jones the Implied Consent law and according to the citation, Jones consented to a blood test.
Jones was transported to Kentucky River Regional Jail where he was lodged in.
He is facing one count of second offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence, one count of first offense driving on a DUI suspended license, one count of failure to produce insurance card, one count of giving officer false name or address and second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.
TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-629-3245 or on Twitter @TJHazardHerald.