TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Crash Involving DUI in Christian County
Date of News Release: 12/27/2010
(Madisonville, Ky. ) -- On Sunday, December 26, 2010, at approximately 10:08 p.m., Robert C. Cook III, age 37 of Union City, TN, was operating a 2011 Mitsubishi Galant southbound on Tutt Road. As he was traveling southbound, the vehicle dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Cook overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It crossed both lanes of travel and exited the right shoulder of the roadway where it struck a tree head-on. Mr. Cook was transported to Gateway Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Cook was charged with DUI 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances). He was cited to court due to being admitted to the hospital for his injuries. Trooper Derek Smith investigated the crash.