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Wanton Endangerment Charges in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 07/07/2012
(Corbin, KY) -- On Saturday July 7th 2012 around 6:30 A.M. Sgt. Greg Reams with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement was investigating a fatal collision when he received reports of a person accelerating through the road closure, running over cones and nearly sticking (3) West Knox Fire Fighters who were assisting with traffic control.
Upon stopping the violator at the crash scene Sgt Greg Reams arrested 53 year old Winchester K. Eldred of Marietta Georgia for several charges including: No Insurance, Disregarding Signals from officer directing traffic, Criminal Mischief 3rd, Operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, Disorderly Conduct, Menacing, and Wanton Endangerment (3 Counts).
Mr. Eldred was arrested and lodged in the Laurel Co Detention Center. Sgt. Greg Reams continues the investigation.