An elderly Hopkinsville man was arrested on his second DUI charge in the last five years after he allegedly caused a wreck that injured a man Wednesday evening.
Kentucky State Police investigated the two-vehicle wreck at the North Main Street-Hilltop Drive intersection around 7pm.
A news release says 82-year old Paul Drury of Hopkinsville turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 56-year old James Torian of Hopkinsville and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Torian was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, while Drury was arrested and charged with DUI, driving with an open alcohol container in his vehicle and failure to maintain insurance.
Police say both men were wearing their seat belt.
Hopkinsville Police arrested a man accused of stealing an expensive television yesterday.
The arrest card for 37-year old Torey Christian says he was arrested at 303 Bryan Street, where he reportedly admitted to stealing the 55-inch flatscreen from 305 Bryan earlier in the week.
Police say the television was recovered from Christian’s bedroom and returned to its owner. Christian was charged with receiving stolen property and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway in Hopkins County last night sent a Madisonville woman to the hospital.
The incident happened around 6:20, according to Kentucky State Police, who say 28-year old Jessica Bailey of Madisonville was northbound when she ran into the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup driven by 69-year old Jerry Durban of Clay.
Ms. Bailey lost control of her car and ran into the median, before hitting a guard rail and coming to rest in the median. Durban was able to stop his vehicle on the shoulder of the road.
Ms. Bailey was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical center, while Durban and his passengers went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
Oak Grove Police arrested a man yesterday morning accused of stealing a vehicle in Lyon County.
The local investigation began as a shoplifting incident at the Oak Grove Wal-Mart, where 44-year old Steven Cartwright of Lamasco was arrested along with a second person yesterday morning for allegedly stealing some merchandise from the store on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Oak Grove officers determined Cartwright to be in possession of a stolen 1995 Dodge Ram. The pickup had been reported stolen Tuesday by Kuttawa resident Bobbie Hall and Cartwright was a “person of interest” in the Kentucky State Police investigation.
KSP was able to obtain a warrant for Cartwright’s arrest and he faces one count of vehicle theft in addition to his shoplifting charges and he is lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A recently-retired Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC dispatcher was injured in a motorcycle wreck Wednesday afternoon.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller confirms Danny Comperry was injured in a motorcycle wreck on Dawson Springs Road a few miles north of Hopkinsville near the Hall Lane interchange. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Initial reports indicate Comperry sustained injuries to the head and hand, though they did not appear to be life-threatening. A helicopter ambulance was initially requested, but called off later. It couldn’t immediately be confirmed if Comperry was taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville or Jennie Stuart, but he was transported by ambulance to a local facility. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.
Comperry’s official last day at the ECC is Thursday, though he has already ceased his work duties.