TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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DUI injury collision on KY55
Date of News Release: 12/29/2010
(Taylor County, Ky. ) -- Trooper Justin Phillips is investigating a collision that occurred 12/29/10 at approximately 3:53 p.m., 6 miles South of Campbellsville on KY55. The collision occurred when a 1988 Ford, operated by Javier G. Arias, age 51, of Campbellsville, was Westbound on Soule Chapel Road and attempted to pull onto KY55. The Arias vehicle pulled into the path of a 2006 Chrysler, operated by Betty Hancock, age 53, of Columbia. Arias, Hancock and a passenger in Hancock's vehicle, 15 year old Alexis Brooke Foster, also of Columbia, were all belted at the time of the collision. All subjects were transported to the Taylor Regional Hospital for their injuries. Arias was cited to court for DUI, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle Prohibited and No Insurance, 1st Offense. Trooper Phillips was assisted at the scene by Taylor County Fire and Rescue and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.