Kentucky State Police charged an Elkton man Tuesday afternoon with his second DUI charge after being involved in a single-vehicle injury wreck on KY 104, about 4 miles south of Trenton.
State Police say preliminary investigation revealed that 30-year old Christopher Wasson of Elkton was driving southbound on KY 104, when his vehicle left the right shoulder, crossed both lanes of travel and exited off the left side of the roadway causing his vehicle to overturn on its top.
State Police say following the wreck, Wasson fled the scene and was located in a nearby field and was transported by ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was treated and released.
In addition to being charged with DUI 2nd Offense, Wasson was charged with: Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving on a Suspended License 1st Offense, Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Notify Department of Transportation of Address Change and Failure to Notify Clerk of Address and Name Change.
Wasson remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Trenton Fire Department and Todd County EMS also provided assistance at the scene.
A traffic stop in Oak Grove Wednesday morning led to drug and forgery charges.
Oak Grove Officer Mike Havens pulled over a vehicle driven by 26-year old Ryan Phillips of Guthrie around 2:30 a.m. and allegedly found crystal methamphetamine and a counterfeit 20 and 50 dollar bill in his wallet.
Police say there was another baggie of alleged crystal methamphetamine found in the vehicle. Phillips allegedly admitted the drugs was his, but said he didn't know anything about the fake money.
Phillips was lodged in the Christian County Jail on charges of first degree forgery and possession of methamphetamine.
The Dawson Springs Independent School System could officially choose its next Superintendent as soon as Monday after interviews of the final four candidates this week.
Interim Superintendent Alexis Seymore says two candidates were interviewed Tuesday and two more interviews were scheduled for Wednesday night.
She says the Board of Education will likely decide on a candidate this week, but won't make the decision official until its next regular meeting Monday night.
Ms. Seymore says 15 candidates applied for the job and the screening committee narrowed it down from there.
She says the field of candidates was strong and she believes they will get the right person.
The Dawson Springs Progress first reported the four finalists as Todd County School System Assistant Superintendent Michael Taylor, Madisonville resident Rita Cook, Gallatin County School System Assistant Superintendent Leonard Whalen and Webster County Assistant Superintendent Riley Ramsey.
Six children were injured in a vehicle versus horse and buggy wreck in Todd County Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened around 12:30 on KY 181 at the intersection with East Greenfield Road about three miles north of Elkton. Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson says 15-year old Norene Zimmerman of Sharon Grove was operating the buggy on East Greenfield and turned directly into the path of a southbound vehicle on 181 driven by 29-year old Amanda Brown of Lewisburg.
Ms. Brown swerved to miss the buggy, but couldn’t avoid the horse, which died at the scene.
Ms. Zimmerman and three of her juvenile siblings in the buggy were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Two other siblings were flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Center. Sheriff Johnson says the children’s ages ranged from teens all the way down to toddlers and none of their injuries initially appeared to be life-threatening. The names of five of the children were not immediately available.
Ms. Brown was not hurt in the crash.
An Allensville man is in the Todd County Jail on $50,000 bond after being served with a warrant for probation violation out of Tennessee.
Elkton Police arrested 20-year old Thomas Gates Wednesday and served him with the warrant from Robertson County, Tennessee. He remains in the Todd County Jail, awaiting extradition.