Police: Head Of Funeral Home Charged With DUI While Transporting A Corpse

The reported President, CFO, Funeral Director and Embalmer at Corbin Funeral Home, was driving under the influence on I-75 while transporting a corpse to a local funeral home, according to a published report in the Corbin News Journal.

Leslie Gambrel, 36, of Corbin, was arrested at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday after being pulled over in the northbound lane of I-75 between Exits 25-and-29, according to the newspaper.

The arresting officer said Gambrel failed several field sobriety tests and refused tests at Baptist Health Corbin, to determine if she was under the influence of drugs.

The newspaper reported that the arresting officer said Gambrel admitted to taking a prescription anti-anxiety drug and a narcotic pain killer prior to driving.

When she was arrested, Gambrel was driving a funeral coach style vehicle used by Corbin Funeral Home, according to the newspaper report.

Brian House, the General Manager of Corbin Funeral Home, told the newspaper that Gambrel resigned at the beginning of December and that she was no longer an employee.  He also denied Gambrel was coming to Corbin Funeral Home with a body, according to the published report.

The morning of Gambrel’s arrest, she was still listed on Corbin Funeral Home’s Website as its Chief Financial Officer, President, Funeral Director and Embalmer.
She had been removed from the Website by the afternoon, according to the newspaper report.

Leslie Gambrel was charged with first-offense DUI, reckless driving and driving too slow for traffic conditions, according to police.

Gambrel bonded out of the Whitley County Detention Center the same day she was arrested, according to the published report.

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