Driver charged with DUI, speeding

Published 11:08 am Thursday, January 23, 2020

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A Nicholasville man was arrested after driving 103 mph in a 55 zone in the rain.

According to Nicholasville Police, officers spotted a vehicle on U.S. 27 driving well above the speed limit at 2:08 a.m. Jan. 14. Once the vehicle stopped, officers said they could smell marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. Police said the driver, identified as 33-year-old Ryan Edward Rousey of 301 Kevin Drive, had trouble putting the vehicle in park and in retrieving his operator’s license. He also failed a number of field sobriety tests.

Rousey was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions and driving under the influence.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email or call 859-759-0051.

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