Former Judge Faces DUI Charges

Oct 10, 2012

A former Calloway County district judge and current alcohol education coordinator is in court next week on a Driving Under the Influence charge. Jeanne Carroll is set for arraignment in Calloway County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a DUI first offense. Murray State University Police arrested Carroll around 1:30 pm on October 2 in a campus parking lot.  Police received a call of a possible medical emergency near the Information and Technology building. A report WKMS obtained through an Open Records request says Carroll smelled strongly of alcohol and had trouble speaking and standing.

Officers administered a breath test on Carroll, which registered a .260. The legal limit is .08. The report adds Murray State security cameras observed her ignoring traffic signs and driving over a curb before officers arrived on scene.

Carroll was Calloway County District Judge from 2003 to 2007. She currently works as Alcohol Education Coordinator for the Calloway County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, an agency of Calloway County Schools. Superintendent Kennith Bargo said last week he could not comment on Carroll’s employment until he had reviewed the police report. He did not expect to review it until after the school system’s fall break, which continues through Friday.

Carroll’s attorney Rick Lampkin refused to comment on the case.