Wednesday morning, June 7th at 12:25, deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Bourbon Police were dispatched to Elm and 11th Roads for a crash. 

Deputy Johnson met with Bourbon Officer Sahlhoff who was first on scene.  Deputy Johnson observed a vehicle had heavy front end damage and the pole that was struck by the vehicle.

During the investigation, the driver, 50-year-old Eric L. Edington of 9B Road in Bourbon, was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He refused all field sobriety testing and a breath sample.

A search warrant was applied for and granted for Eric’s blood and he was first taken to the hospital for a blood draw before being transported to the jail.

Eric Edington was booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated as a Class A misdemeanor, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering as a Class A misdemeanor, and Public Intoxication as a Class B misdemeanor.  His cash bond was set at $1500. 

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