A recently elected Harlan County Constable is facing a DUI charge after police said he was acting suspicious at a Cumberland gas station.
District 3 Constable Brandon Allen Haynes, 34, of Cumberland, was cited to court by a Cumberland city police officer on Saturday.
According to a press release from Cumberland City Police Chief Cody Williamson, off-duty CPD Officer John Brown noticed Haynes acting suspiciously. Brown contacted on-duty CPD Officer Cody Bargo, who responded to the Liberty Gas Station. Officers noticed what appeared to be white residue in or around Haynes’ nasal cavity. Haynes was given a sobriety test, and displayed six signs of impairment. Haynes admitted to officers he had ingested a Lortab pill and was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser. After he complained of chest pains, LifeCare Ambulance Service transported him to Harlan ARH Hospital. Bargo rode in the ambulance with Haynes. During the ambulance ride, Haynes admitted to also ingesting 12 Subutex pills.