TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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DUI Collision on KY 810 in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 05/14/2012
(Hickory, Ky.) –- Richard Thompson, Jr. was traveling south on KY 810 when he failed to negotiate a curve causing him to run off the east side of the road. Mr. Thompson's vehicle hit an embankment before going airborne and coming to final rest in a field. Mr. Thompson was taken to the hospital by private vehicle due to his injuries. Mr. Thompson was released from the hospital and lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. He is being charged with DUI 1st Offense- Aggravated, Failure to Report an Accident, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Lyon County Sheriff's Department and Eddyville Police Department. The investigation continues by Trooper Ward.