Metcalfe County Constable Arrested

Edmonton Police Officer Jeremy Garmon was on his way to a call in Metcalfe County when he collided with another vehicle.

A Metcalfe County Constable, William Louie Poynter, responded to the scene along with the Metcalfe County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police.

The Sheriff's Department said they had some complaint calls about the constable Louie Poynter being under the influence, so they gave him a field sobriety test at the scene.

The Sheriff's Department said Poynter's alcohol level was double the legal limit and he was arrested on a D.U.I. charge for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.

Poynter was taken to the Barren County Jail where his bond was set at $500 dollars. He was released from the Barren County Jail around 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2006.

Poynter has been the Metcalfe County Constable for at least 25 years.

As for the officer in the accident, he was taken to T.J. Samson Hospital where he was treated and released.