Man arrested after visiting sheriff’s office while intoxicated

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

A man was arrested after he showed up drunk at the Laurel County sheriff’s office to tell them that he had left the scene of an accident, the sheriff’s office reported.

Christopher Michael Williams, 42, of Hopkinsville, went to the sheriff’s office Monday night to get a vehicle release and to give a deputy information “regarding him leaving the scene of a non-injury collision where he was the driver,” according to a news release from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy “detected an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from this subject and conducted an investigation determining that he was under the influence,” according to the release, which also stated that Williams admitted to “drinking a beer or two and taking some pills” before he went to the sheriff’s office.

Williams was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center on charges of public intoxication, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and other traffic violations.