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DUI Collision on 460 in Morgan County

Date of News Release: 10/18/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On October 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm Post 8 Morehead received a phone call from Morgan County Dispatch advising of a single vehicle injury accident on US 460 West. The 2003 Chevrolet Impala was traveling West on US 460 and operated by Lisa Ritter of Piqua, Ohio. Mrs. Ritter lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected, left the roadway and the vehicle overturned on its side before coming to a rest against a tree. Mrs. Ritter was transported to the Morgan County ARH where she was treated and released for non life threatening injuries. A juvenile was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center and listed in critical condition. Mrs. Ritter has been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence 1st offense aggravated, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Prescription drug not in proper container, and Assault 1st degree. Accident remains under the investigation of Trooper McPherson, Unit 633. At this time blood and urine are pending.

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