A 2007 silver Honda Accord careened off a road Wednesday night and hit a mobile home at 3128 Fairview Boiling Springs Road.
The residents of the mobile home were asleep at the time and were not injured, but they had to be lodged elsewhere because of the damage to their home.
When Kentucky State Police Post 3 troopers arrived at the home about 11 p.m., the car’s driver, identified as Keirsten R. Jaggers, 47, of Smiths Grove, appeared to be “manifestly under the influence of alcohol” and told police she had a “few” to drink at Spillway Bar & Grill at 2195 Old Louisville Road, according to court records.
Jaggers is a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Highways in Bowling Green.
A Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department firefighter who was called to the scene said he saw the driver standing outside the mobile home after having crashed into the side of the home, causing visible damage to the side of the home.
“(The driver) drove up to the trailer and hit it,” said Capt. Curtis Vincent with the Richardsville department.
Vincent said the car damaged the kitchen area.
“It tore a bunch of stuff loose in the trailer – the kitchen was tore all to pieces,” Vincent said. “It could have been fairly bad if (the vehicle) had hit the bedroom.”
Police found what they suspect was an open alcoholic beverage inside Jaggers’ vehicle and 20 Valiums in an unmarked container, court records show. Jaggers’ blood alcohol content was .142 percent, recorded on an Intoxilyzer machine at Warren County Regional Jail, court records show. The legal limit is .08 in Kentucky.
Jaggers is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified (first offense), controlled substance prescription not in original container, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, court records show. The DUI charge was amended in Warren Distict Court this morning to a second offense DUI.
The residents of the mobile home were relocated by the American Red Cross due to the conditions of the home after the incident, Vincent said.
“It was so messed up inside,” Vincent said, adding that the refrigerator of the home was displaced and the electricity had to be turned off because of safety concerns.
“It was bad enough that I had to evacuate the structure,” Vincent said, who was on scene with about eight Richardsville VFD firefighters, troopers, The Medical Center EMS and the Red Cross.
Jaggers’ bond was set this morning at $1,500 cash with conditions that she commit no violation of law and not possess or consume alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs.
Online jail records show that Jaggers was arrested in 2005 and 2011 and charged with DUIs. In 2006, she was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Bowling Green Department of Highways Chief District Engineer Greg Meredith said the department will have to review the charges against Jaggers.
“We do have statewide protocol. It depends on the infraction and the charges,” Meredith said.