The waiting game continues at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where the first baby of 2012 has yet to be born.
Hospital spokesman Jim Goss says that’s unusual, considering there is an average of two to three babies born per day at the hospital. He said there were no immediate prospects for the first baby of the year as of about 1pm Monday.
A Friday evening wreck in Cadiz sent a Trigg County man to the hospital.
The incident happened around 6:10pm at the intersection of Broadbent Boulevard and U.S. 68-80, according to the report from Cadiz Police, which says 17-year old Dyllon Kissell of Clarksville failed to yield the right of way and turned left off 68 into the path of a vehicle driven by 70-year old Harrison Crump, Sr. of Cadiz.
Crump was taken by ambulance to Trigg County Hospital for a possible neck injury, while Kissell went uninjured.
As promised, Clarksville Police were out in full force over the New Years weekend and the first person arrested for DUI of the year may not meet your preconceived notions.
A news release from Clarksville Police identifies the first man to be arrested for DUI this year as 77-year old Roy Young, who reportedly told police that he had only drank one beer, but had been smoking marijuana the last couple days when pulled over around 12:30am Sunday.
Young was also allegedly driving on a suspended license. The first DUI wreck of the year in Clarksville happened around 2:45am Sunday, with 24-year old Matthew Ballard of Clarksville cited for DUI at Gateway Medical center after an incident on Tiny Town Road.
An Indiana man learned the hard way yesterday morning that breaking the law will land him behind bars.
19-year old Adrian Almaraz of Chandler, Indiana is now charged with 1st degree fleeing and evading police, no operators license, reckless driving, possession of alcohol by a minor, improper start from a parked position.
According to Kentucky State Police, Almaraz fled from a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 16-82 in Christian County and continued traveling northbound to the Pennyrile Parkway, where he exited the parkway and traveled eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
State police say after a brief vehicle pursuit, the 19-year old was taken into custody without incident.
Almaraz remains booked into the Christian County.
The Hopkinsville Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries on new year’s day in the area of East Parkview Drive.
According to police, 22-year old Arsenio Irvin of Hopkinsville told police while he was at the intersection of East Parkview Drive and Calvin Drive, his brakes locked up and collided with the vehicle of 31-year old Patricia Coleman of Hopkinsville.
Coleman told police the front end of Irvin’s vehicle hit the left side of her vehicle causing her vehicle to spin, leave the roadway and hit a street sign and fence.
Police say one of Irvin’s two passengers, 21-year old Antown Crayton of Hopkinsville received a cut to his hand, but refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, Coleman complained of neck pain but, also refused to be transported to the hospital and officers on the scene report all individuals involved in the wreck refused to be transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and elected to go to the hospital in their personal vehicles.