Vehicle crashes into a Laurel County business

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Sgt. Larry Parrott along with Sgt. Robbie Grimes arrested three individuals on Friday night September 30, 2016 at approximately 10:13 PM after being dispatched to investigate a single vehicle non injury traffic crash which occurred on US 25 approximately 7 miles south of London.

When deputies arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation they determined that apparently a black colored Nissan Xterra was traveling northbound on US 25 when it veered off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign, crossed back over both lanes of traffic, traveling into a yard where it flipped over and struck the building where Brians furniture is located.

The driver was determined to be under the influence – he stated he had drank several beers over the course of the day. Also 2 passengers in the vehicle were also determined to be under the influence.

Arrested was:

  • Driver - Kenneth Welch age 44 of Defuniak Springs, Florida charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense;operating on suspended or revoked operators license; reckless driving; failure to wear seatbelts; careless driving; failure of owner to maintain required insurance – first offense; and other traffic violations.
  • Passenger - Ashley Perry age 27 of Day Ridge Rd., Whitley City, Kentucky charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.
  • Passenger - Daniel Watson age 37 of West Point, Kentucky charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.
  • All three individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Assisting deputies at the scene was: Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, and Lily Volunteer Fire Department.

    Crash scene photo provided by LSO

    Inset photos are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.


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