Jefferson County coach arrested in Shelby

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Lemons charged with DUI, other offenses

By Lisa King

 A Jefferson County coach was arrested on I-64 in Shelby County on July 30 and charged with DUI and several other offenses.

Matthew Lemon, 32, of Mount Washington, a high school teacher in Jefferson County as well as coach of the Seneca boys’ basketball team, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after being involved in a car accident.

According to KSP’s report, Lemon tried to make a U-turn onto Mount Eden Road and pulled into the path of an oncoming car. After the crash, the report said Lemon got onto the interstate and pulled over at mile marker 31 to change a tire that had been damaged in the accident, when police spotted him.

He told them he had had five beers before leaving Weissinger Golf Course.

He is charged with DUI, reckless driving, improper turning, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report a traffic accident.

He was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center but bonded out. He has a court date of Aug. 31 in Shelby District Court.