Local man gets home incarceration, probation for wreck

Trevor A. Jones

A Somerset man was awarded a probated sentence earlier this month after pleading guilty October 18 to several charges connected to a March 16 wreck on Ky. 914.

Trevor A. Jones, 28, appeared with attorney Greg Ousley before Pulaski Circuit Judge David Tapp on November 15 in regard to four counts of first-degree Wanton Endangerment as well as one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (1st Offense).

The charges stem from a March 16 collision that occurred at the intersection of North Nomans Lane and West Ky. 914. According to an arrest citation filed at the time by Somerset Police Officer James Mayfield, Jones had several cans of beer inside his 2003 Ford Ranger -- one of which was open. Jones initially denied drinking any alcohol but admitted he had prior to driving after blowing a .194 on a preliminary breath test (PBT).

A Pulaski County grand jury indicted Jones in July. In exchange for Jones' guilty plea, Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery recommended that he be sentenced to 2.5 years consecutive for each count of wanton endangerment. That sentence would then be probated for a period of five years -- meaning Jones could face a total of 10 years in prison should he violate the conditions of his probation within five years.

On November 15, Ousley noted that his client has been seeking treatment for his alcohol use. Judge Tapp accepted the probated sentence, with additional conditions that Jones continue counseling and maintain monitored home incarceration (with work release) for six months.

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