Alcohol was reportedly a factor in a wreck in Lyon County last night that sent the driver to the hospital and then to jail.
State Police say 22-year old Richard Thompson, Jr. of Kuttawa was southbound on Kentucky Highway 810 when he ran off the road in a curve and hit an embankment.
Thompson’s vehicle went airborne and came to final rest in a field. He was taken by private vehicle to Caldwell County Hospital, where he was treated and released into the custody of police who charged him with DUI and lodged him in the Caldwell County Jail.
Thompson is also charged with failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.