A single-vehicle wreck in Elkton Sunday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville woman.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says 29-year old Alicia Church Boyd of Red Bud Drive, Hopkinsville was eastbound on 68-80 just after 3pm when she hydro-planed on the wet pavement.
Her vehicle struck the side of a bridge near the Elk Fork Road intersection, according to Chief Marklin, who says the woman sustained minor injuries that sent her to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The suspect accused of nearly running over a West 7th Street Dollar General Store employee last spring after fleeing the store with stolen merchandise was arrested in another state Sunday.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office went to Columbus, Georgia to serve a warrant for first degree robbery and fleeing from police charges against 42-year old Antonio Hamilton of Jan Drive, Hopkinsville.
The warrant alleges that Hamilton left the Dollar General on March 6th with a cart full of unpaid for merchandise. When confronted outside, Hamilton allegedly accelerated backward and nearly struck the clerk.
Hopkinsville Police Officers Adam Smith and Jason Sears were in the parking lot in an unmarked cruiser and gave chase, but Hamilton did not stop. His car was located again at the Pennyrile Apartments, but he was able to elude police until this weekend.
Hamilton remains in the Christian County Jail.
A city man was arrested early Sunday morning at a local hotel after he allegedly ran through the halls completely nude.
The incident happened just after 4am at a hotel on Fort Campbell Boulevard, where 43-year old George Hopson of Hopkinsville allegedly pulled the fire alarm before running through the building naked.
Christian County Sheriff’s deputies soon arrived and told Hopson to put his clothes on, but he refused. He allegedly became combative while being placed under arrest and allegedly became combative again at the Christian County Jail.
Hopson was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and indecent exposure.
A Pembroke woman was charged with DUI Saturday morning after she allegedly wrecked at the Minit Mart and drove away.
The arrest card for 50-year old Luanna Bingham of Pembroke says she backed into a support beam at the Minit Mart on Nashville Street just before 10am before driving away.
Deputy Wade Connell located Ms. Bingham a short time later and she allegedly admitted to drinking for several days and she registered a .233 on the breath test—nearly three times the legal limit.
Police charged her with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and served two warrants for failure to pay fines.
Hopkinsville’s public smoking ban has been effect for two weeks now and Mayor Dan Kemp says it’s been going smoothly.
Mayor Kemp recently appeared on the Lite 98.7 Early Bird Show and said the few questions asked about the ban initially were quickly addressed.
Some business owners and citizens were adamantly opposed to the ordinance, but Mayor Kemp says there were some businesses that wanted it passed in hopes more customers would come.
Mayor Kemp said he had talked with mayors of other Kentucky cities that implemented smoking bans and they told him the process would go well after the initial turmoil in getting the ordinance passed by city council.