Tracy

A former Webster County deputy jailer will report to the jail on Sunday afternoon to serve a 60 day sentences stemming from his showing up to work drunk in late October of last year.

The case was scheduled to go to a jury trial, but after meeting with prosecutors, William Calvin Tracy, 55 of Madisonville, entered a guilty plea.

Tracy was sentenced to 275 days for a third offense DUI and 365 days for the official misconduct charge. The court then ordered that he serve 90 days for the DUI and 60 days for the second charge, before being released on probation. He was also given 30 days credit for time spent in rehab, dropping his total time to serve to just 60 days.

He will report to the jail on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

According to charges against him, Tracy was intoxicated when he arrived at the Webster County Detention Center's Restricted Custody Center (RCC) at around 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2018.

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The arrest report stated that Tracy was staggering and had the scent of alcohol on his breath. His condition was reported to a supervisor, who contact the sheriff's department and former jailer Terry Elder.

Tracy attempted but could not complete a field sobriety test, then consented to a breath test. He blew a 0.189, more than twice the legal limit. In Kentucky, a 0.08 legally intoxicated.

He was arrested by Webster County Deputy Steve Madden.

Elder said that Tracy, who was terminated following the arrest, had only recently started working at the jail, but had been employed by the jail in the past.

Tracy was originally charged with a first offense DUI and official misconduct, but it was later determined that the DUI was not his first. According to the court, Tracy was convicted of a DUI in 2012 in Hopkins County, and then another in 2013 in Henderson County.

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