Soldier charged with DUI had machete, tomahawk in vehicle - WKRN News 2

Soldier charged with DUI had machete, tomahawk in vehicle

Posted: Updated: March 3, 2013 07:55 PM
Photo courtesy of The Leaf Chronicle Photo courtesy of The Leaf Chronicle

A Ft. Campbell soldier faces charges after he was pulled over for DUI early Sunday morning and for having weapons inside his vehicle.

According to report in The Leaf Chronicle, the incident involving Kelsey Hedges occurred just after 4 a.m. after an officer observed him hit a median on Second Street.

The 27-year-old gave the officer a Fort Campbell unit address.

Hedges reportedly had slurred speech, watery eyes and smelled like alcohol.

Hedges admitted to having four beers after performing poorly on four sobriety tests

He also said that he was taking medication for depression and was not supposed to drink beer.

The officer asked if he had any drugs or weapons inside his vehicle. Hedges admitted he had a machete and a tomahawk under his driver's seat.

Hedges was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with unlawful carry of a deadly weapon and driving under the influence.

Bond was set at $750.

*The Leaf Chronicle contributed to this report.

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