A Major League Baseball player from Lexington who is currently with the Cleveland Indians was arrested in Jessamine County on DUI charges Feb. 12.
Austin Kearns, 30, was taken to the Jessamine County Detention Center early Saturday morning, Feb. 12, after being stopped by an off-duty Lexington police officer, according to a Jessamine County sheriff’s report obtained by The Journal on Monday.
The Lexington officer said Kearns was “flashing his headlights and weaving on U.S. 68” in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, according to the report. Kearns allegedly stopped the Escalade and then took off again, at which point the Lexington officer stopped the vehicle after receiving consent from Jessamine authorities.
Jessamine County sheriff’s deputy Todd Sponcil arrived on the scene on Golf Club Drive off U.S. 68 and approached Kearns, who told Sponcil that he had drank “a couple bourbon and cokes” at Harry’s Bar in Lexington, according to the report.