Woman charged after crashing into home

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By Staff

NOTE: This online report has been updated to include additional information from a post-arrest complaint completed by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

A Bardstown woman faces DUI and wanton endangerment charges after allegedly crashing into a home on Venetian Way late Thursday night.

According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies A.J. Lewis and Kevin Cox responded to a report of an accident involving a vehicle and a house at around 10:30 p.m. When arriving on scene, they found a white Acura SUV with heavy front-end damage.

The driver, Jacquline Allender, was reportedly traveling in the 100 block of Venetian Way when she left the roadway and hit a house. She was arrested on the scene and charged with DUI and first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to a post-arrest complaint completed by the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, Allender's SUV was partially lodged through the front of the home. Responding deputities reported a smell of alcohol coming from her person and that Allender had slurred speech. Allender reportedly told deputities she, her husband and friends were previously at a resteraunt where she had consumed alcoholic drinks. She was alone in the car at the time of the crash. Allender was unable to complete a field sobriety test and consented to a blood test.

Allender was lodged in the Nelson County Jail. She has no previous criminal history listed in the state of Kentucky.

Lewis is investigating the incident.