LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Drew Wilson arrested Albert Paul Chandler age 59 of Hopkins Cemetery Road, London early Friday morning August 19, 2022 at approximately 2:29 AM.
The arrest occurred on KY 229 at the intersection of KY 1189 approximately 3 miles South of London at a traffic safety checkpoint there.
Deputies noted that Chandler was operating a blue Chevrolet Silverado traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the checkpoint and that the vehicle braked suddenly upon observing deputies there.
During the traffic stop the driver was determined to be:
- Under the influence
- Operating on a DUI suspended license
- In possession of suspected Methamphetamine
- Wanted on outstanding warrants
Albert Paul Chandler was charged with:
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense
- Reckless driving
- Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – Methamphetamine
- Driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense
- Tampering with physical evidence
In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:
- Operating on suspended or revoked operator's license
Also the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:
- Public intoxication – controlled substances
- Theft by unlawful taking
Also the subject was charged on a third Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging:
- Failure to appear in court on drug charges
This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that intoxicated driver arrests and drug arrests will continue in Laurel County.
Assisting on the investigation and arrest were for the Laurel County Sheriff's Office: shift Sgt. John Inman, interdiction unit Landry Collett, interdiction unit Justin Taylor, Deputy Marcus Stigall.
The Laurel County Constable's office also assisted.