TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single-Vehicle DUI Injury Collision on US 62 East
Date of News Release: 05/01/2014
Central City, KY (Muhlenberg County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on US 62 East, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 11:45 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Stogner of Rockport, KY, was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on US 62 when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. Mr. Stogner's vehicle crossed the centerline and exited the left side of the roadway, where it then struck a tree.
Mr. Stogner was transported via ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. Mr. Stogner was wearing a seatbelt. There were no passengers involved. Mr. Stogner was charged with Speeding 26 mph or greater, Reckless Driving, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol- 3rd offense, Driving on a DUI Suspended License, and Failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance.
Trooper Jacob Fortney investigated the collision. The Central City Police Department, Central City Fired Department, and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.