TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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DUI Collision on Miller Pike in Marion County
Date of News Release: 11/12/2010
(Marion County, Ky.) -- Trooper Chris Saunders is working a collision that occurred at 1805 hours, 1 mile West of Lebanon on Miller Pike. The collision occurred when a 2000 Toyota, operated by Nicholas Blandford, age 53, of Lebanon, was traveling Eastbound on Miller Pike. Blandford observed a vehicle backing into his path on Miller Pike and in an attempt to avoid colliding with the vehicle, applied his brakes and swerved. This caused the Blandford vehicle to leave the roadway and overturn several times before coming to final rest against a tree. Blandford was belted at the time of the collision and was transported by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital due to his injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision and Blandford was cited to court for DUI (Aggravating Circumstances) 1st Offense. Trooper Saunders was assisted at the scene by Trooper John Adams, Marion County EMS and the Marion County Fire Department.