Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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DUI Injury Collision in Bath County
Date of News Release: 08/10/2012
(Owingsville, KY) -- On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:40 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified by Trooper Jason Brown that he was responding with Bath County Sheriff's Department to an injury accident at the 119 mile marker on I-64. Mary D. Walden, 20 of Salt Lick, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer westbound on I-64 when she lost control striking the guardrail on the right side of her vehicle. Ms. Walden's vehicle spun clockwise causing her to strike the guardrail on the left side. Ms. Walden's vehicle continued sliding into the median where the vehicle caught fire and came to a final rest facing eastbound. Ms. Walden was transported from the scene to Saint Joseph Hospital in Mount Sterling by Bath County Emergency Medical Service. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. Ms. Walden was cited for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. 1st Offense. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Brown.