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DUI Injury Collision on Oak Grove Road in Rowan County

Date of News Release: 01/06/2012

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 7:45 P.M., Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from Rowan County Dispatch Center. In reference to an injury accident that occurred on Oak Grove Road, Morehead KY. 40351. Trooper Keith Howard responded to the scene, along with Elliottville Fire Department and Rowan County EMS. Raymond Barker of Morehead, was driving his 1994 Toyota Corolla, southbound on Oak Grove Road when he failed to negotiate a curve dropping of the left side of the roadway, driving through a fence and striking a tree head on. He then fled the scene prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Mr. Barker was later located at a residence on KY Highway 504, he was transported to St. Claire Regional Medical Center by Rowan County EMS. Mr. Barker was admitted and is being treated for multiple non life threatening injuries. Alcohol was believed to have played a role in the accident. Mr. Barker was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/ETC .08-2nd Offense, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense, Possession of Open Alcohol Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited and Leaving the Scene of Accident-Failure to Render Aid or Assistance. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Keith Howard.

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