North Corbin crash sends three to the hospital, one to jail
A rear-end collision in north Corbin Saturday afternoon sent three people to the hospital and one driver to the Laurel County Correctional Center on a DUI charge.
Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason Coffey, 39, of Corbin on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and no insurance.
Deputies were called to the scene on U.S. 25E at approximately 3:50 p.m.
Deputy Rick Cloyd determined that Coffey, who was driving a Mazda Tribute SUV, rear-ended the other vehicle that was waiting at a red light.
A passenger in Coffey’s vehicle, along with the two occupants of the other vehicle, were all transported to the hospital.
Deputies determined that Coffey was under the influence and placed him under arrest.
Coffey was lodged in the correctional facility where he is being held on a $1,500 cash bond.
Coffey has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to return to Laurel District Court on May 14 for a pretrial hearing.