Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Tommy Houston along with deputy Larry Parrott arrested a Barbourville Road resident on Monday afternoon June 1, 2015 at approximately 4:48 P.M.
Arrested was Rajendrakumar Patel age 51 of Barbourville Road., London, KY.
The arrest occurred off Barbourville Road, approximately 5 miles south of London after Deputy Houston was dispatched to a non-injury traffic crash there.
When Deputy Houston arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation he learned that this subject had been driving a silver colored Toyota Sienna mini van when he lost control of the vehicle crashing through the front yard of a state trooper's residence.
A mailbox was destroyed, and the suspect vehicle narrowly missed hitting parked vehicles in the driveway.
Deputies determined that this subject was under the influence – this subject stated he had been drinking Johnny Walker bourbon earlier.
This subject was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense and other traffic violations and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo of the accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.