Alcohol was allegedly involved in the wreck in downtown Hopkinsville yesterday that sent a woman to the hospital and caused traffic problems.
The incident happened around 10:21 at the intersection of East 6th and South Virginia, according to the report from city police, which says 42-year old Laura Olson of Crofton was northbound on South Virginia when she hit a utility pole.
Olson reportedly said she was distracted by talking on her cell phone and allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking crack cocaine prior to driving.
She was charged with her third DUI and blood tests are pending.
Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck with injuries that occurred this morning on Kentucky 70, about 4 miles west of Browder.
State Police report 46-year old Carol Wells of Belton, KY, stopped at the stop sign on KY 22-70 East at the intersection of KY 70 East and then pulled out in front of the vehicle driven by 29-year old Christopher Pitts of Belton, KY.
Ms. Wells stated that another vehicle was stopped on KY 70 in the westbound lanes waiting to turn onto KY 2270 and motioned for her to turn.
As a result of the wreck, the vehicle driven by Wells came to rest in the middle of the intersection, while the vehicle driven by Pitts traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway facing east.
Wells was reportedly transported by ambulance to the Owensboro Medical Center for treatment and no other injuries were reported.
The Beechmont Volunteer Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS also assisted at the scene.
The Department of Defense is facing major budget cuts, but President Barack Obama vowed today that the nation’s military will still be a force to be reckoned with.
Over the next 10 years, the defense department will reportedly be faced with a $489 billion budget cut and possibly an additional $500 billion in budget cuts next year.
According to Obama, the new defense strategy is designed to refocus national security priorities after nearly 10 years of fighting overseas and spending billions of dollars to finance the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and not to mention the countless lives of service members who were killed in combat.
The President announced today the new strategy was the brain child of civilian and military leaders and will also center around counter terrorism.
It's unclear how the new strategy will affect the Fort Campbell military installation.
A Marshall County Grand Jury has re-indicted a Clarksville woman for crimes she allegedly committed after inhaling bath salts.
According to court documents, the western Kentucky grand jury handed down a superseding indictment this week for 29-year old Cynthia Palmer of Clarksville with first-degree assault, public intoxication, wanton endangerment, DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Paducah Sun reports the wanton assault charge will replace a previous charge that would have required one of Palmer's sons to testify against her.
As previously reported, the 28-year old is accused of leaving her 5-year old son in the middle of the Interstate after she inhaled and undisclosed amount of bath salts.
A vehicle versus light pole wreck downtown late this morning caused some traffic problems.
The incident happened just after 10:30 at 6th and Main, with the female driver taken to Jennie Stuart Medical center for minor injuries.
Hopkinsville Electric System was called to the scene to inspect the pole and traffic was diverted around the scene while the area was cleaned up. We’ll have more details on the incident as they become available.