Martin County magistrate arrested for DUI

Roger Preece
Roger Preece

DEBORD, Ky. — A Martin County magistrate was arrested for DUI while driving a side-by-side Wednesday night.

A state trooper arrested Roger Preece, 60, of Debord, after pulling him over off of Davella Road just before 9 Wednesday night.

The state trooper reported that Preece at first failed to stop when the officer tried to pull him over. He also noted Preece had difficulty standing and would not follow orders to get out of the vehicle.

A breathalyzer showed Preece to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.173, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Preece was charged with DUI, fleeing police, resisting arrest and other charges.

A copy of the officer’s complaint follows:

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