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News Release

Clay Man Arrested For DUI and Narcotics Charges

Date of News Release: 3/23/2017

Clay, KY (Webster County) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a Clay man for possession of controlled substances after a traffic stop. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 8:03 p.m., Trooper Cody Kromer conducted a traffic stop on HWY 109 in Diamond for a vehicle violation. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Bower, 36, Clay, KY was observed in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt traveling at 23 M.P.H. over the speed limit. Mr. Bower attempted to avoid being stopped and in doing so, lost control of his vehicle and collided into a metal gate. During the investigation, Mr. Bower was determined to be under the influence of controlled substances. A search of the area found a pill bottle containing Hydrocodone, which had been tossed into the woods.

Michael Bower was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Speeding 23 m.p.h. Over the Speed Limit
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense
  • Reckless Driving
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (drug unspecified)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • No Seat Belt

KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.