An Adair County Circuit Court jury convicted an Albany man after multiple offenses of impaired driving and being a persistent felon.
42-year-old Buddy R. Longwell, of Albany, was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Substance, which impairs driving ability, fourth or subsequent offence. The jury also convicted Longwell of being a first-degree persistent felony offender and recommended that he serve 15 years in prison. According to testimony, Kentucky State Police Trooper Allen Shirley observed Longwell operating a Dodge truck traveling south on KY 61 near the Breeding community of Adair County on October 13th, 2018.
During the penalty phase of the trial, evidence was presented concerning Longwell’s prior criminal record, including proof of five prior DUI convictions in Russell, Clinton, and Cumberland counties.
Longwell will appear before Adair Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy on February, for final sentencing.