Cody File, who pleaded guilty in fatal DUI crash, arrested again

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by Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 6:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A man who pleaded guilty in a fatal DUI accident was arrested again on Wednesday, April 9.

Cody File was arrested by the Kentucky State Police Wednesday night and charged with driving under the influence, failure to a report a traffic accident, operating on a suspended operator's license, failure to surrender a revoked operator's license and failure to wear a seatbelt.

File was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a 2009 drunken driving accident on River Road in Harrods Creek that killed his 18-year-old girlfriend, Caroline Minks.  

File pleaded guilty to manslaughter and served just eight months of his 14-year sentence before he was granted shock probation.  

According to KSP, File crashed his car on West Broadway in Eminence, Ky. Wednesday night.  He drove his car from the scene of the accident to a nearby patrol car.  They gave him a sobriety test, and arrested him on the spot.

KSP said in order to receive his specific charges, File needed to blow a 1.5 or higher in the breathalyzer test.

"Anybody who drinks and drives is putting everyone out there in an unsafe situation,” Trooper Brad Arterburn said.  “He's put people in danger in the past and he's doing it again."

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