Archambeault pleads not guilty to DUI

Noted Kentucky photographer James Archambeault entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in Fayette District Court to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to maintain required vehicle insurance.

Archambeault, whose images of Kentucky landscapes, landmarks and horses have graced calendars, coffee table books and posters for decades, was arrested in the mid-afternoon Dec. 29 on the Richmond Service Road at Patchen Drive after his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer was involved in a collision with another vehicle, according to court records.

Archambeault, 67, admitted to drinking wine before driving and said he was taking medication prescribed by a doctor. He had a blood alcohol test reading of 0.105, according to court records. The limit for an adult to be charged with DUI is .08 or above.

Archambeault was released to a third party several hours after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 3.