Tuesday police news 1007

October 07, 2003

Man charged with DUI after accident

LANCASTER - One person was injured Monday afternoon as the result of a two-vehicle accident in front of Rocky Top Shell Mart on U.S. 27 in Garrard County.

Bobby Martin, 43, no address listed, was traveling southbound in a 1998 Ford Ranger Pickup when his vehicle left the roadway and struck an earthen embankment, according to state Trooper Tacket Wilson. The Martin pickup then hit a Frito Lays truck parked in the Rocky Top Shell parking lot. Martin was not wearing a seat belt, the trooper said.

Martin, who police say was allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by Garrard County Emergency Medical Service to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.


Man arrested on DUI and drug charges

LANCASTER - Police charged a Danville Street man with drunken driving and allegedly found drugs in his possession during a traffic stop Wednesday.

According to the police report, Douglas E. Penix, 39, was observed following too close to another vehicle. His vehicle had expired license tags. Penix had a slow reaction time and trouble keeping his balance, according to the report signed by officer Allen Weston.

Penix was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, possession of controlled substances, having a controlled substance not in its original container and possession of marijuana.

Police said Penix allegedly had Opiate and Lorecets in his front pocket.

Human remains found in Grant County

WILLIAMSTOWN (AP) - Authorities were investigating the discovery of human remains along a road in Grant County.

The remains have been identified, but officials were withholding identification until next of kin were notified, Kentucky State Police Trooper Tom Lilley said Tuesday.

The remains were found along Eagle Tunnel Road on Monday, Lilley said. The remains appeared to be those of a white female, officials said. An autopsy was planned Tuesday, Lilley said.

Dr. Emily Craig, forensic anthropologist for the state medical examiner's office, was assisting in the investigation.|10/5/03***

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