Man facing DUI, meth charges after hitting home and tree with truck

A Cerulean man was charged with DUI and methamphetamine possession after he struck a home and a tree on Apache Drive Friday night.

The collision report from Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Martin Lopez says 54-year old Leonard Stavena of Cerulean had been northbound on Indian Trail when his truck left the roadway. He damaged the water drainage area in front of 621 Apache and then continued into the exterior of a home at 619 Apache.

Stavena attempted to leave the area, but struck a tree and was then stopped by a witness who removed the keys from the ignition.

When officers arrived, several individuals were holding him down, according to the report.

Police say an open bottle of vodka was located in the pickup and a bag of meth was found on Stavena’s person. He reportedly had an odor of alcohol on his person and refused a blood draw at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he was transported for treatment of injuries from the collisions.

He was lodged in the Christian County Jail on charges of DUI, possession of meth, possession of an open container and resisting arrest following his release from the hospital.