Judge won’t toss evidence in Kentucky lawmaker’s DUI case

Derek Lewis

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A state lawmaker will face a jury trial in September after unsuccessfully trying this week to have evidence in his drunken driving case thrown out. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that State Rep. Derek Lewis was arrested near his home at 1:55 a.m. on April 16, just a few hours after the 2020 General Assembly adjourned in Frankfort. According to the arrest report, the London Republican’s truck was in a ditch with the motor running. The report says Lewis was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and smelled strongly of alcohol. He also refused a sobriety test. At a Tuesday hearing, a judge denied Lewis’ requests to suppress evidence.