TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Criminal arrest of a Louisa resident
Date of News Release: 11/04/2010
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Louisa resident on traffic and criminal related charges following a hit-and-run collision that occurred yesterday afternoon (11/03/2010) around 2:30 pm on US 23 at Ulysses. Stephen Robertson, age 27, of Louisa, KY was arrested at a friend's residence on Georgia Street in Louisa by troopers and CVE officers.
Robertson was operating a 1998 Ford Contour travelling south on US23 near Ulysses at a high rate of speed. Robertson lost control of his vehicle and struck a single-unit tractor and trailer, also travelling southbound, and then lost control of his vehicle. The tractor, driven by 56 year old Melvin Crislip of Sitka, KY collided into a guard rail but there was only minor damage and no injuries to Crislip. Robertson struck an earth embankment then fled the scene before officers could arrive.
Robertson then went to the residence of his grandfather on KY 1760 and got into a physical altercation with him causing him minor injuries and damage to his front door. Robertson then fled to a friendís residence on Georgia Street and hid in a closet upon police arrival. CVE officers Wallace and Ferrell and Trooper Craig Morella arrested Robertson at the residence. CVE Officers charged Robertson with additional charges for Resisting Arrest and Menacing after he failed to comply with their instructions.
Trooper Morella charged Robertson with the following:
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Improper registration plate
- Operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license
- Failure to transfer registration of motor vehicle
- Failure to maintain insurance
- Driving under the influence of Drugs
- Assault 4th degree
- Criminal Mischief 3rd degree
The case is being investigated by Trooper Craig Morella.