A Clarksville man was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a wreck on Ashland City Road Thursday evening that allegedly involved the use of alcohol.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 42-year old David Edmonds of Clarksville was southbound on Ashland City Road around 5pm when he ran off the road and hit a mailbox.
The pickup flipped onto its roof, ejecting Edmonds, who was not wearing his seat belt. Edmonds was pinned between the truck’s top and the pavement and had to be cut from the wreckage.
He was flown to Vanderbilt, where he is listed in stable condition. Officer Jim Knoll says charges are pending against Edmonds, as police believe alcohol may have been a factor.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery on Park Avenue from Thursday morning.
The incident happened in the parking lot of Evergreen Park Apartments between midnight and 12:30, according to 20-year old Justin Gossett of Hopkinsville, who told police that he and another victim were approached by five black males with guns.
The alleged robbers took Gossett’s vehicle and both victims’ cell phones, with the vehicle later recovered. No named suspects are listed on the report.
The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be conducting essential training on a new weapons system next week.
Military officials say female engagement team soldiers will be testing out a new body armor system that’s designed to meet the needs of female soldiers on the battlefield.
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Officer, Major Michael Scott McCullough says it’s vital for soldiers to familiarize themselves with weapon systems so that they are prepared for any situation.
Clarksville Police say they conducted another successful DUI Saturation Patrol campaign, which resulted in over a dozen arrests.
Police say from Friday, August 24th to Saturday, September 8th officers were out in full force looking for impaired drivers.
During the campaign, 348 vehicles were stopped, 14 people were charged with DUI, 6 people were charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, 22 people were charged with simple possession or possession of drug paraphernalia, while other motorists were either cited for not obeying traffic laws or not having insurance for their vehicles.
As a result of the campaign, 304 charges were levied against the 348 motorists.
The DUI Saturation Patrol is partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in an effort to ensure roadways are safe and drunk drivers are taken off the streets.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced today that he plans to propose triple funding to a veterans bill with an amendment.
Senator Paul says the legislation would cut $4 billion in aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt in light of the recent attacks towards American consulates and embassies in those countries, including the tragic death of the American ambassador to Libya and the continued imprisonment and torture of a man who helped in the capture of Osama bin Laden.
Following remarks on the Senate floor last night with Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, where he expressed a desire to pass the $1 billion jobs bill for veterans, Senator Paul decided to alter his amendment to offer additional funding to go towards the veterans job bill.
Total U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt is estimated at $ 4 billion per year and Senator Paul newly introduced amendment would cut funding to those countries with $2 billion to go towards the veterans jobs bill, which law makers say will triple the size of the program, while the remaining $2 billion to used towards deficit reduction.