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Last week, Deputy Vance Davis, with Casey County Sheriff’s Office, cited 42 year old Jeremiah E. Crawley, of Liberty, on charges of no registration plates, no insurance, and DUI, after responding to a one-vehicle accident on KY 49.

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On Friday evening, Boyle County Sheriff’s Office, K9 Deputy Abbott, attempted to stop a Ford pickup truck on Main Street in Danville. The driver accelerated at a high rate of speed. Fleeing from deputies and Danville Police through several streets in Danville. The truck ran several stop signs, red lights and traveled the wrong way on a one-way Street.

 

Due to the driver’s dangerous actions, Deputy Cloud attempted to used his patrol vehicle to stop the pursuit. The vehicles became entangled. The pickup then accelerated, dragging Deputy Cloud’s patrol vehicle with it. The truck then ran into a residence on Apache Trail.

 

After a brief scuffle, officers were able to get the driver out of the truck and into custody. A Danville Police Officer was transported to Ephraim McDowell for treatment of a non-life threatening injury sustained during the scuffle.

 

Deputies found two containers with a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine and several used needles inside the pickup truck. The driver was identified as Austin Howell from Harrodsburg.

 

Howell was charged with Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree, Speeding 26 Over, Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment 1st, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, Assault 3rd, Disregarding Traffic Light, Improper Passing, Disregarding Stop Sign and Improper Signal.

 

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On Saturday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle collision on Ky Hwy 698.

 

Upon arrival Constable Eddie “Popcorn” Brown and Deputy Nick Adams made contact with the driver who appeared under the influence.

 

Sgt. Thacker performed field sobriety tests on the subject and determined the subject was under the influence.

 

The subject was arrested and transported to Fort Logan Hospital for medical clearance for the jail. While at Fort Logan Hospital, the subject had attempted to conceal a small baggies of meth in the bed sheets of the bed in the Emergency Room while being medically cleared due to the collision.

 

The subject has been lodged at the Lincoln County Regional Jail.

 

Deputy Jake Adams also assisted with the collision scene. Deputy Nick Adams is handling the investigation.

 

The subject is charged with:

DUI

Tampering with Physical Evidence

Possession of Meth

 

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All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.