Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Man Arrested Driving Westbound in Eastbound Lanes of I-64
Date of News Release: 03/07/2013
(Frankfort, KY) -- On Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:23 am, a Trooper responded to a complaint that a vehicle was entering I-64 the wrong direction at the 65 mile marker. The vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic on I-64. Tpr. Kinman located the vehicle and was forced to travel in the wrong direction on I-64 to stop the vehicle. At the 58 mile marker eastbound in Franklin County Tpr. Kinman was able to get his cruiser in front of the vehicle going the wrong way.
The vehicle was driven by Danny W. Hollingsworth, age 32 of Versailles, KY. Mr. Hollingsworth struck the Trooper's cruiser in the rear and the vehicles came to a stop.
Danny W. Hollingsworth was arrested with out further incident and no one was injured. He was lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail and charged with Driving under the Influence 2nd, Wanton Endangerment 1st, Improper Turning, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Vehicle, Failure to Maintain Insurance Card, License to be in Possession and Reckless Driving.
The Kentucky State Police are a part of an exciting 2013 campaign “The Kentucky Heroes Program”. The program promotes sober designated drivers. The program partners with bar, tavern owners, package goods stores, and law enforcement. Our goal is to keep impaired drivers off of Kentucky roadways. Help us save lives by promoting the use of designated drivers and the Real Family–Friendly Kentucky.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1 in 3 Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in his or her lifetime.
If you see a possible impaired driver you can call the local Kentucky State Police Post or your local Law enforcement Department.
For any questions, please contact Trooper First Class Ronald Turley, Public Affairs Officer, at (502) 227-2221.