A Marshall County woman was arrested last night for allegedly driving impaired and wrecking with four children in the vehicle.
The incident happened around 7:20pm, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, which says 26-year old Haley Schroader of Benton failed to negotiate a curve and ran off Moors Camp Highway.
Schroader’s van ended up in a wooded area and responding officers noticed the odor of alcohol on her person. Police say Schroader admitted to drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
Schroader and her four children, ages six to nine, were taken to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The mother was arrested on her second DUI charge in the last five years after treatment and was also charged with wanton endangerment for putting her children in danger.
Schroader’s husband, Blake Schroader, fled the scene of the wreck on foot and has charges pending against him.
A Hopkins County man has won a national music competition and a large sum of cash in the process.
Daniel France Jr. is the grand prize winner in the Guitar Center Battle of the Blues. He won after competing on Saturday in Los Angeles, California.
The native of Madisonville started playing guitar when he was three-years-old. France now has a check for 25-thousand dollars plus studio time with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson.
A deer camera helped the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office make an arrest for a recent theft.
Sheriff Ray Burnam says he recently posted a video of a theft in progress on the department’s Facebook page, which prompted several tips. Arrested and charged with theft, criminal trespass and tampering with evidence was 20-year old Norman Mitchell of Cadiz.
The sheriff says he expects more arrests to be forthcoming and thanks everyone who assisted in the investigation.
A single vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle in Hopkinsville yesterday evening required a trip to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the biker.
The incident happened around 6:30, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 29-year old Caleb Smith of Hopkinsville was westbound on Bradshaw Road when he began to lose control of his bike in some gravel near the Calvin Drive intersection.
Smith’s bike ran off the right shoulder of Calvin and hit a concrete barrier, ejecting him about five feet to the ground. Smith was starting to regain consciousness as EMS crews arrived, but was reportedly showing signs of difficulty breathing. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.
Smith was taken by Air Evac helicopter to Vanderbilt for treatment of his injuries, which were not thought to be life-threatening.
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A wreck at the only traffic light in Todd County Sunday afternoon sent two women to a Nashville hospital.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 3:30 at the intersection of U.S. 68-80 and Kentucky 181. Trooper Jeff Ayers says 46-year old Diana Allen of Springfield, Tennessee was westbound in a passenger car and was attempting to turn left off of 68 onto 181 when she drove into the path of an eastbound U-Haul truck driven by 29-year old Stephen Lee of Bowling Green.
Lee didn’t have time to stop and “t-boned” the car in the intersection, knocking both vehicles into a ditch. Ms. Allen and a passenger, 22-year old Amanda Traughber of Elkton, were both trapped and had to be cut from the wreckage by the Todd County Rescue Squad. They would both be flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
28-year old Jimmy Maya of Elkton and two juveniles were passengers in the back, with Maya refusing transport after being checked out on the scene and the two juveniles taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center to be looked at.
Lee went uninjured in the collision. State Police was assisted on the scene by Elkton Police. Ambulances from Christian and Muhlenberg County also assisted in the incident.