Single Vehicle Collision Involving DUI
Date of News Release: 11/19/2014
Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, non-injury collision that occurred on Mount Zoar Latham Road, approximately one mile west of Madisonville Road, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 5:06 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that David Story, 52, of Hopkinsville, was operating a 2001 GMC Yukon eastbound on Mount Zoar Latham Road when he failed to negotiate a left turn and lost control of the vehicle. It exited the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a utility pole, and traveled through a residential yard before coming to a stop.
Mr. Story was able to get the vehicle back onto the roadway and was leaving the scene as Trooper Ryan Fox arrived. After a traffic stop was conducted, it was determined that Mr. Story was impaired. A bag containing a large quantity of prescription pills was located in Mr. Story's possession.
Trooper Fox investigated the collision and charged Mr. Story with the following offenses:
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- DUI 1st Offense
- Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container - 3 counts
- Possession Controlled Substance 3rd Degree - 3 counts
- Failure to Produce Insurance Card
Mr. Story was lodged in the Christian County Jail. Some residents were temporarily without power while Pennyrile Electric replaced the damaged utility pole.