A Clarksville man is accused of impersonating a police officer after he allegedly made a unauthorized traffic stop on an unsuspecting woman.
23-year old Derek Antione Miller of Setter Road is now charged with one count of Criminal Impersonation and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Police say a 25 year old woman, with her child in the car, didn’t think it was out of the ordinary when her car was being pulled over by a gold Chevrolet Impala after exiting Interstate 24 at exit 11 on the Hwy 76 Connector.
The woman did not think anything of the stop until she saw the vehicle again in her apartment complex, at which time, she reported it to Police on Tuesday, December 13th.
The vehicle was quickly located and the investigation lead officers to the owner of the vehicle, Derek Miller.
On Monday, the woman was presented a photo lineup and positively identified Miller as the person who initiated a traffic stop on her vehicle in October.
Miller was taken into custody without incident.
A head-on collision on Dawson Springs Road last night sent a Crofton woman to the hospital to be checked out, but it could have turned out much worse.
The crash happened near the 37-hundred block of Dawson Road around 5:15, according to the report from Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Dragoo, which says 22-year old Amanda Goodman of Mt. Carmel Camp Creek Road, Crofton attempted to pass a vehicle going northbound.
Ms. Goodman didn’t see the oncoming southbound vehicle of 36-year old Daniel Miller of Edwards Mill Road at first and swerved in an attempt to avoid a wreck seconds later. Miller attempted to drive his vehicle into the ditch to avoid a collision, but the two vehicles instead swerved into each other—making a direct head-on impact.
Ms. Goodman was checked out at Jennie Stuart Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, while Miller escaped any injury. Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell went to the scene and said it was a miracle no one was seriously injured or killed, just looking at the wreckage.
The Christian County Attorney’s office was once again recognized at this morning’s Fiscal Court meeting for being among the best in Kentucky for collecting child support.
State Commissioner of Child Support Steve Veno came to Hopkinsville to present Foster and his staff with an award for outstanding performance, saying it takes a team effort to be so successful.
Veno said it’s particularly difficult to collect child support at a successful level in a large populace county such as Christian with over four thousand yearly cases, making the local achievements all the more impressive.
Foster gave much of the credit to his staff and thanked the court system for taking child support collection seriously in Christian County.
In other action in the year’s final meeting, Fiscal Court approved several board and commission appointments and approved contracts with four electrical inspectors. Magistrates also adopted the state employee holiday schedule for the county employee calendar next year.
It’s not likely very many people attended more Christian Fiscal Court meetings over the last four decades than did longtime WHOP News Director Jim Love, who was remembered at this morning’s meeting.
Christian County Judge-Executive and longtime friend Steve Tribble remembered Love before the opening prayer and expressed his sympathy to friends and family.
Magistrate Jim Flemming said Jim had covered his political career since it began about 25 years ago and said Jim was always fair in his reporting on county government.
Jim ran for District 4 Magistrate following his first semi-retirement in 2006 and lost his one and only political bid to Incumbent Tom Jones. The campaign remained positive throughout and Jones said he and Love were likely better friends after the election than they were before.
Several officials at the meeting pointed out how they’d miss Jim and commented on the knowledge of the history of county government that was lost when Love passed away early Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer.
Cadiz Police say they have seen an increase in vehicle burglaries over the past few weeks and are encouraging motorists to lock up their cars and to remove or hide valuables.
A news release says the thefts from vehicles haven’t been isolated to any particular area of town and that money, electronic chargers, GPS devices and medication have been among the stolen items.
Cadiz Police say residents should always lock their vehicles when they are shopping and when they park them for the night at home. Residents should also not leave valuable items out in plain view. If they must be left in the vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk or in the glove compartment.
Another tip is to not leave chargers plugged in, as it tells a thief you may have something worth stealing in the car. Also, don’t hide a spare key on your vehicle, as they are often easily found.
Anyone seeing suspicious activity is encouraged to call Cadiz Police at 522-8888.