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Ex-JCPS coach denied shock probation in drunk driving case

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A judge on Tuesday denied shock probation – at least for the time being -- for an ex-softball coach for Jefferson County Public Schools who pleaded guilty to numerous crimes.

In April 2012, Fairdale High School's then-assistant athletic director and softball coach Adrian Adkins was accused of driving drunk, breaking through a crash scene, hitting an officer with his car, fleeing the scene and fighting officers when they caught up with him.

Officer Sean Szpila suffered non-life-threatening injuries when Adkins' pickup truck slammed into a squad car, an ambulance and a vehicle involved in an accident Szpila was investigating along the Gene Snyder Freeway/Interstate 265 when Adkins caused the second crash.

"People strike an animal and stop to see if it's okay," Szpila said. "[Adkins] continued on, and then, when the officer actually caught him, he resisted and fought the officers. It's kind of showing that he's not remorseful."

Adkins resigned from JCPS last school year. So far, he has spent three months behind bars for his crimes.

Judge McKay Chauvin said Tuesday he would not grant shock probation to Adkins immediately but that he likely would within 30 to 90 days.

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