, Corbin, KY

March 19, 2014

Lawyer admits he was drunk when hitting parked car

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

A London lawyer admitted he was drunk when he struck a parked car in January, according to Laurel County District Court documents.

Conrad Cessna, 31, entered an agreed order of plea in abstentia for driving under the influence through his attorney, B.J. Foley. In exchange for the guilty plea, charges were dropped for license to be in possession and failure to produce insurance card.

The commonwealth recommends a 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for a period of 12 months pending no further violations of the law, meaning that over a period of 12 months Cessna will be jailed for 30 days for any violation of the law. Cessna also faces a 30-day suspension of his license and “minimal” fines.

On Jan. 10, off-duty Kentucky State Police Trooper Mark Allen reportedly witnessed Cessna hit a parked car in the parking lot of Shiloh’s and then drive away. Officer Gregory Cloyd of the London Police Department was dispatched to the scene. An investigation revealed that Cessna was intoxicated, and in the document Cloyd reported smelling alcohol on Cessna.

Cessna was charged with driving under the influence-first offense, license to be in possession and failure to produce an insurance card. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center, but released on Jan. 11.