Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury collision and DUI arrest in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 09/21/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On September 20, 2011, at 9:09 PM, Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a call from Rowan County Dispatch in reference to an injury accident at 3700 US 60 East in Rowan County. Trooper Keith Howard responded to the scene. Matthew P. Jones was operating a 2002 Ford Ranger westbound on US 60. Mr. Jones' vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and overturned in a ditch line. Mr. Jones was transported to Saint Claire Medical Center by Trooper Howard where he was treated and released with minor injuries. Mr. Jones was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/etc .08 First Offense and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle Prohibited. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Keith Howard.