The McCreary County coroner was charged early Sunday with driving under the influence, the second such charge this year.
Brandon Dwayne New, 26, of Stearns also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and not having a prescription drug in its proper container, according to the Pulaski County jail in Somerset.
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New was released from the jail Sunday on $500 bond, according to the jail. His first scheduled court appearance is Monday in Pulaski District Court in Somerset.
The McCreary County Record newspaper reported that New also was charged with DUI in September.