Benton, KY man charged with hitting church building

A Benton, Kentucky man was arrested after allegedly hitting a church building.

On Saturday, a Marshall County sheriff’s deputy was called to the Hardin Baptist building on Commerce Street.

The caller said a vehicle had hit the building and then left.

Using the description the caller gave, the deputy found a vehicle matching the description with front end damage parked at the Blood River Baptist Association parking lot in Hardin.

Inside the vehicle was 34-year-old Bobby Knight of Benton.

The deputy says there were open containers inside the vehicle and Knight had trouble answering questions.

Knight was also offered a field sobriety test but declined telling the deputy he was going to jail anyway.

During a search at the Marshall County Detention Center, Knight tried to get rid of a bag of marijuana that was in his chest pocket by flushing it down a toilet.

Knight was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, promoting contraband, and tampering with physical evidence.

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