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Dove hunter charged with being drunk

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Gaines allegedly shot twice in direction of another hunter

By The Staff

A Lawrenceburg man was jailed last Wednesday after being charged with hunting under the influence and second-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
David Thomas Gaines, 43, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive was hunting doves around 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in a field about six miles south of Lawrenceburg when he allegedly fired his 12-gauge shotgun twice in the direction of another hunter, according to a report filed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jason Wells.
Wells wrote in his report that the odor of alcoholic beverage was “very strong” on Gaines and that upon investigation and written statements, it was determined that Gaines had fired twice in the direction of another hunter.
Both charges against Gaines are Class A misdemeanors.
Gaines was taken to Shelby County Detention Center before District Court Judge Donna Dutton set a $2,500 surety bond for his release.