Estill Co. school board member faces charges in court


ESTILL CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – A member of the Estill Co. School Board that was arrested on February 5 has pleaded not guilty to a long list of serious charges.

Amy Thomas was arrested during a traffic stop, after eyewitnesses told police she was seen passing out and having difficulty walking at her daughter’s gymnastics practice.

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Police reports say when they stopped Thomas, she had slurred speech and refused a blood alcohol test.  Officers also say they found a loaded gun in her car and a white powdery substance in her wallet.

Thomas faces several charges, including DUI, carrying a concealed weapon, drug possession and wanton endangerment.

Thomas is a school board member in Estill Co. and has been on the board since January 2013.  ABC 36 was told that Thomas is still a member of the school board and is up for re-election in the fall.

Court documents say that she is out on a $2,500 dollar bond, under the condition that she keeps all court appearances and has no unsupervised visits with minors.

Her next hearing is on March 16.