Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Shawn Jackson and Deputy Kyle Gray arrested Alesia Bernardo age 54 of Hunters Trace, Corbin on Tuesday night July 14, 2015 at approximately 11:32 PM.
The arrest occurred after deputies received a 911 complaint that a red Nissan was driving very recklessly and had almost struck a car head on US 25W.
When deputies located the suspect vehicle they observed it traveling north on US 25 and noted that it was swerving back and forth and crossing the center line.
Deputies activated their emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle however it failed to stop and continued north on US 25 turning onto Corlon drive without giving a turn signal and continuing to drive in a very reckless manner (almost running off the road).
Deputy Jackson was able to get in front of the red Nissan and after almost being struck was able to get the car to stop.
This subject told Deputy Jackson that she was going home and did not want to stop.
Deputy Jackson noted a strong smell of alcoholic beverages emitting from this subject and conducted an investigation determining that she was under the influence.
Alesia Bernardo was charged with reckless driving; failure to signal; failure to wear seatbelts; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance first offense; and other traffic violations.
This subject was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.