COMMONWEALTH V. AK
ARRESTING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: PADUCAH POLICE DEPARTMENT.
OFFICER'S OBSERVATIONS: "Above was observed by Officer Carroll as he was headed to work on I-24. He estimated above's speed well in excess of 100 mph in the 70 mph zone. He stated he observed him swerving from the fog line to the center line, drifting across lanes, and changing lanes without signaling, and pulling off to the shoulder of the road between the 9 and 10 mile markers. Above passed this officer at a high rate of speed and was stopped at the 5 mile marker westbound. Above had bloodshot eyes, and there was a strong odor of cologne and other scents in the car. SFST's: HGN: 4 clues (no prior to 45 and no vertical) plus LOC; WALK AND TURN: 4 clues (misses heel to toe, improper number of steps, improper turn, sways); ONE LEG STAND: 2 clues (puts foot down, sways). Implied Consent Read. Refused Attorney. Refused Personal Blood Test. DRE Evaluation Conducted by this officer.
CHEMICAL TEST RESULT: No alcohol, no prescription drugs, no illegal drugs and no psychoactive metabolites for marijuana were found in AK's blood test result.
CASE DISPOSITION: DUI AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING WITH A SMALL FINE AND NO LOSS OF LICENSE.
Practice area(s): DUI / DWI
I have been representing people accused of crimes and victims of the negligence of others in Paducah since 1994. Before opening my Paducah office, I worked in two large Kentucky law firms. Working for large law firms made me realize I'd rather help a person injured in a car wreck caused by another driver's negligence than work for the negligent driver's insurance company.
I served two Kentucky governors in economic development positions. I am proud to have created jobs for the working men and women of Kentucky. Before working in economic development, I served a stint as a legislative liaison and a special prosecutor in the Kentucky Attorney General's office.
Before my legal career, I worked in a drug store, hardware, as a ditch digger and as a newspaper reporter. I worked my way through Ashland Community College, Marshall University and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.
I handle criminal and personal injury cases in the western Kentucky counties of McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Marshall, Hickman, Graves, Livingston, Crittenden, Fulton, Caldwell and Lyon. I also represent clients in the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western District of Kentucky, including Paducah, Fort Campbell and Owensboro. I have also successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati,Ohio.
I have been honored by my peers with Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating for achieving and maintaining very high ethical conduct and preeminent legal ability. I have also been selected by my peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. Kentucky Monthly magazine selected me as one of the top attorneys in Kentucky. The National Trial Lawyers selected me as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
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