Interstate 65 pursuit reportedly leads to OWI, neglect arrest

11/6/17 Indiana State Police
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A 35-year-old woman faces nine preliminary charges including operating while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent after an alleged pursuit on Interstate 65. 

Kyra King, 35, from Hammond, Indiana, was arrested Wednesday about 4 p.m. after Indiana State Police received a call regarding a possibly impaired driver, according to an ISP press release.

King was reportedly traveling southbound on Interstate 65 in the Lafayette area. When an ISP officer attempted to pull over King for multiple traffic violations, King reportedly continued southbound below the posted speed limit and was unable to stay in her lane.

The officer advised ISP dispatch that he could not see inside King’s vehicle due to the window tint, per the release.

The pursuit continued southbound from mile marker 170 until the 158 mile marker, where King attempted to exit the interstate but reportedly got stopped in traffic on the exit ramp.

While taking King into custody, state troopers found a juvenile in the vehicle and took the juvenile to a safe location, according to the release. Troopers contacted the Department of Child Services, who picked up the juvenile.

According to the release, further investigation revealed King to be under the influence of alcohol. King was then transported to a Frankfort hospital for medical evaluation and a certified test. King allegedly refused the take a certified test and was taken back into custody.

While in custody, she began to kick the front windshield of the state trooper’s police vehicle, causing it to crack. The officer then requested the assistance of Frankfort Police Department, according to the release. Frankfort police took  King to Clinton County Jail without further incident.

King faces nine preliminary charges varying from level 6 felonies to misdemeanors, including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, neglect of a dependent, OWI with a passenger less than 18 years of age, OWI with a prior conviction, OWI endangerment, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and OWI refusal.

Republican arrested for DUI after cops find his Corvette ‘parked under a minivan’

Texas Republican arrested for DUI after cops find his Corvette 'parked under a minivan'

Credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

“State Rep. Dan Huberty arrested for DWI after accident Friday night” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

State Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, was arrested in Montgomery County after crashing his Corvette into a minivan and failing a sobriety test Friday night, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, which posted a video of the arrest to YouTube. The video shows police detaining Huberty and towing the Corvette away.

That local news outlet reported that Montgomery County Precinct 4 constables responded to an accident in Porter and arrived to find a Corvette “parked under a minivan.” The three people in the minivan suffered minor injuries, according to the report, and the driver of the Corvette, identified as Huberty, was unharmed. The Corvette was impounded and Huberty was arrested for DWI, according to the report.

“Last night I was driving under the influence of alcohol and involved in a minor automobile accident in Montgomery County,” Huberty, who has been a member of the Texas House since 2011, posted Saturday on Facebook. “Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. I regret my actions and apologize to my constituents and my family. I am seeking treatment options to begin today.

His bail was set at $1,500 and he was bonded out within hours of his arrest, according to the report.

New law to charge those who kill K9 officers in drunk driving crashes

BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) – The death of Boone County K9 Loki pushed one local lawmaker to introduce a bill that would punish drunk drivers that kill K9 officers.

As the law currently stands, the death of a K9 officer as a result of a drunk driving incident cannot be tried as a felony, only as a DUI misdemeanor. State Representative Joe Sosnowski introduced a new bill that would make a drunk driving crash that results in a K9 officer’s death into a class 4 felony.

Sosnowski said it’s unfortunate that this incident revealed a hole in the law, but he hopes this bill fills that.

“But for that State’s Attorney to not even be able to charge that driver with the offense of killing the police dog in that manner, it was really an unfortunate thing. Again it looks like there was a hole in the law. Doesn’t mean the driver got off Scott Free, but I think there should be a penalty for these types of actions,” Rep. Sosnowski said.

Woman charged with assault, driving under the influence nearly a month after two-vehicle collision

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — A Paducah woman who was injured in two-car collision in March in Graves County was arrested on multiple charges connected to the crash Tuesday, including assault and driving under the influence. 

The crash happened on March 22 on Herman Road in Graves County. 

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Helen Hopkins of Paducah was speeding westbound on Herman Road when she lost control of her vehicle and hit an eastbound vehicle nearly head on. 

The driver of the second car, 55-year-old James Carroll of Hickory, was trapped inside his vehicle after the impact. Firefighters and emergency medical responders 

The driver of the 2nd vehicle was being operated by 55 year old James Carroll of Hickory, Ky. Mr. Carroll was trapped in the vehicle after the collision and impact.  Fire department and EMS personnel had to free him from the vehicle before he was flown to an out-of-state hospital.

Hopkins was also injured, and she was taken by ambulance to a Paducah-area hospital.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy obtained a warrant for Hopkins arrest, and she was taken into custody around 2 p.m. Tuesday on charges of first-degree assault, driving under the influence, having a prescription controlled substance not in the proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed in the Graves County Jail.