TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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DUI Injury Collision on US 127 in Casey County
Date of News Release: 08/19/2012
(Liberty, KY) – Trooper Bryan Shepard is investigating a collision that occurred at 4:53 P.M. on US 127, 5 miles south of Liberty. Joseph Wooley, age 49 of Liberty was operating a 1990 Camry when he turned into the path of a 2003 Harley Davidson Motorcycle being operated by Darin Powell, age 33 of Columbia. Powell was ejected from his bike.
Wooley's passenger Michael Wells, age 50 of Liberty, and Powell were both flown to University of Kentucky Hospital.
Wooley was arrested at the scene and charged with Driving Under the Influence 2nd and operating on suspended Operators License.
Trooper Shepard was assisted at the scene by Casey County Fire, EMS, and Rescue.