Tuesday police news 092303

September 23, 2003

Vehicle runs into fence, man charged

LIBERTY - A Columbia man was seriously injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Ky. 70 West, police said.

Carlton Dobson suffered leg injuries in the crash. He was transported to Casey County Hospital for treatment, then flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to Sheriff Jerry Coffman.

Dobson's vehicle ran off the road and into a fence on the Wendell Delp farm 10 miles west of here, Coffman said.

Dobson was charged with driving with a suspended license, according to Coffman.

Rash of accidents reported

A woman was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center with neck and shoulder injuries Monday after her vehicle was struck while yielding to an oncoming ambulance.


Danville police said Marshall J. Medley, 35, of Harrodsburg, failed to stop when the car in front of him slowed for the ambulance. Curtis and Tammy Robinson, both of Harrodsburg, were traveling on the bypass when their vehicle was struck. Tammy Robinson was injured.

Inattention and slick road conditions were blamed for the accident, police said.

A second accident Monday was blamed on faulty brakes. Danville police said Karen Smith, 39, of Illinois, was traveling north on Hustonville Road behind Peggie Johnson, 54, of Stanford. When Smith tried to apply the brakes on her vehicle, she said they went out and her vehicle proceeded to rear-end Johnson's vehicle.

Smith's vehicle struck the curb before stopping. West Lincoln County EMS transported Smith to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

A state trooper was involved in a two-car accident at 10:27 a.m. Monday on Interstate 75 two miles south of Richmond. State police said Trooper Bryan Judd, 29, of Berea, was traveling north when he came upon a traffic accident. He pulled into the median and turned on the blue lights of his cruiser, but before he could exit the cruiser, it was struck by a 2001 Lexus driven by Judy F. Deaton, 54, of London.

The release said it was raining at the time and two other collisions were investigated in the same area. Judd was treated and released at Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond.

Computers taken from Centre College

Centre College reported the theft of three Dell computers at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Danville police Officer Nicolai Jilek investigated.

Nintendo game unit stolen

Sandra Walker of 11 Shaker Point reported a burglary Sunday at her home. Danville police said the thief or thieves gained entry by forcing open a door and took a Nintendo 64 game unit and nine games. Officer Jamie Stamper is investigating.|9/22/03***

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