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DUI Injury Collision on KY 26 in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 05/27/2008

(London, KY) - On Monday May 26, 2008 at 8:53 PM the Kentucky State Police in London received a report from the Whitley County 911 Dispatch of a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on KY 26 in Whitley County, KY.

Upon arrival Trooper Duane Foley determined a 1992 Mazda, Navajo, SUV operated by Jerry L. Ridner, 43, of Williamsburg, crossed the centerline on KY 26 into the northbound lane and struck a 1996 Ford, Crown Victoria Police Cruiser. The Crown Victoria owned by the Whitley County Fiscal Court and used by the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, was operated by Deputy Ronald L. Bowling, 44, of Corbin.

Both Ridner and Bowling were transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin for treatment of their injuries.

Due to his injuries Ridner was cited to court for DUI, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container, No Seat Belt, Reckless Driving and License to be in Possession.

KSP Trooper Duane Foley is continuing the investigation and was assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, the Whitley County EMS, the Rockholds Fire Department and the Three-Point Fire Department.

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