NORTONVILLE, Ky. (2/4/14) — An accident on icy roads created a slippery slope for a Madisonville woman and her son, after police discovered that she was driving while impaired when the collision occurred Monday, Feb. 3 in Nortonville and her son had outstanding warrants.

According to Kentucky State Police, Violet D. Rickard, 47, of Madisonville was driving a 1989 Ford F-250 north on North Main Street in Nortonville around 5:34 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, when her vehicle lost traction due to ice on the road. The vehicle crossed the centerline and exited the southbound shoulder of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. It came to rest on its top off the roadway.

Violet Rickard was not injured. However, her son, Joshua C. Rickard, 27, of Earlington, a passenger in the vehicle was transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville, where he was treated and released.

Mark A. Woodruff, 37, of Madisonville was also a passenger in the vehicle but reported no injuries.

All occupants were wearing seat belts, according to the report.

During the investigation by Trooper Nathan Craft, he ascertained that Violet Rickard was impaired and charged her with DUI with aggravating circumstances, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, improper display of registration plate, no registration plate, no registration receipt and no insurance.

Joshua C. Rickard was arrested on outstanding warrants. Both were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

Trooper Jonathan Murphy, Nortonville Fire and Rescue and Medical Center Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Violet Rickard

Joshua Rickard

 

 

 

 

 

 

SurfKY News
Information provided by Trooper Stu Recke

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