A Hopkinsville man was injured Friday night after overturning his vehicle on Fort Campbell Boulevard while allegedly drunk driving, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
The report states that just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lamartine P. Coleman, 35, Hopkinsville, was driving south on Fort Campbell Boulevard in the area of Chaudoin Drive, when his vehicle left the right side of the road and continued south in the ditch before he attempted to correct his path.
When the vehicle came out of the ditch, it overturned and came to a rest facing east, upside down, the report added.
Coleman told officers following the wreck that he attempted to swerve around a vehicle that was backing up in the roadway, according to the report.
The report stated that officers found multiple empty beer bottles and an empty Seagram’s gin bottle in and around the vehicle. An odor of alcohol was also emanating from Coleman’s breath and had difficulty keeping his balance while standing, the report added.
Coleman had several cuts on his face, head and arms and was transferred to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. While at JSMC, Coleman allegedly refused to submit evidentiary blood tests, the report said.
Officers also reported received several calls regarding mailboxes that had been hit by a white Lincoln Navigator on Gale Lane before the accident on Fort Campbell.
Coleman was charged with driving while under the influence and operating a motor vehicle with a license, following the accident.