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Constable charged with DUI

ROCKHOUSE FORK ROAD – A Magoffin County constable was arrested on Tuesday night for reportedly driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the arrest citation, the Magoffin County Sheriff Department D. Watson was contacted by Magoffin County Dispatch on June 13 in reference to a reckless driver, with the caller advising dispatch the driver was all over the road and had come to a full stop in the road multiple times.

Deputy Jailer Fred Arnett followed behind the vehicle, witnessing it on the wrong side of the road, as well as noticing the tags on the vehicle expired in April.

Arnett initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and MCSO Deputy Watson arrived on the scene directly behind him.

Upon first contact with the driver, identified as Wade Lee Collinsworth, 47, of Rockhouse Fork Road, in Salyersville, Watson reported Collinsworth had slurred and slowed speech and red, glassy eyes, and he could smell alcohol coming from Collinsworth.

Watson also reported in the arrest citation he could see a bottle of mouthwash tucked under the center console.

When asked how much he had to drink that night, Collinsworth told him none, but an open pint bottle of Early Times reportedly fell out from under his leg and onto the ground when Collinsworth was asked to step out of the vehicle for a field sobriety test.

Collinsworth reportedly told police, “You got me, it’s yours,” according to the arrest report.

After failing numerous field sobriety tests, Collinsworth was taken into custody.

During a search of his person, police reportedly found a small change bag containing seven and a half white pills and one orange pill in one of his pants pockets, according to the citation.

When asked if the medication was prescribed to him, Collinsworth reportedly said it was not, and that he had taken them from a “younger gentleman,” according to the arrest citation.

Collinsworth was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where he has since been released, pending future court dates. He is currently facing the following charges: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense (aggravating circumstances); no registration plates; no registration receipt; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

At press time no court date has been set in the misdemeanor case.

Wade Collinsworth is the current District 2 constable in Magoffin County, having won against Michael Blake Cantrell in November 2022.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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