ARREST AT SCENE OF FATAL CRASH IN LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Larry Settle 350 6 21 2022

LONDON, KY (June 21, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Allen Turner along with Deputy Brent France and shift Sgt. Brett Reeves arrested Larry Settle age 74 of London on Tuesday morning June 21, 2022 at approximately 8:15 AM.

The arrest occurred on North Laurel Road, approximately 2 miles north of London while deputies were investigating a fatal traffic crash there.

Sheriff's investigators reported that a blue Chevrolet Astro van driven by Larry Settle attempted to drive through the active crash site even though multiple emergency vehicles with their lights on had the roadway blocked for the safety of all first responders as they investigated.

The driver stated he didn't have time to wait, that he was going to get a haircut.

An investigation was conducted on the driver who was determined to be under the influence.

Upon arrest the driver made threatening comments to the arresting Deputy.

Larry Settle was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense
  • Failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle
  • Terroristic threatening – third-degree

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

 

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