DUI Arrest Involving Mayor Fannin's Campaign Vehicle
WQHY recently spoke with Captain Bruce Patterson of the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and gave details to the events that happened Wednesday afternoon.
At 2:05 pm, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers spotted the driver of a Black 2004 Expedition not wearing a seatbelt. After attempting to pull over the vehicle, the driver left the roadway twice which led to a pursuit. When pulled over, the officers completed a battery of sobriety tests which resulted in the driver, Rusty Hamilton and passenger, Anthony D. Hall both of Harlod, to be arrested.
Patterson confirmed that the vehicle does belong to Mayor Jerry Fannin of Prestonsburg.
Hamilton was charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, driving with a suspended operator's license, possesing license when suspended, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, his second offense in five years, a charge of failure of non-owner driving a motor vehicle without insurance and failure to produce insurance.
Hall was charged with public intoxication on a controlled susbstance.
At 3:50 this afternoon, WQHY was informed that a DUI Arrest that involved Prestonsburg City Mayor Jerry Fannin’s campaign vehicle took place behind the Taco Bell in Prestonsburg. Two individuals were pulled over by the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement for driving under the influence of drugs, where after the initial arrest, police found prescription drugs in the vehicle. Names of the individuals have not been released. WQHY will keep you updated as we look into this incident.