wreck arrest ohio coOHIO COUNTY, Ky. (11/22/17) — A two-vehicle collision on Kentucky 54 West Monday resulted in one of the drivers being charged with DUI and drug possession.

Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a head-on collision Monday on Kentucky 54 West in the Deanfield community. The operator of the vehicle that was struck reported that a vehicle driven by Kenneth R. Rodgers of Fordsville was headed east in the westbound lane. The operator reported she attempted to leave the roadway to avoid the collision, however, her vehicle was struck by Rodgers’s vehicle.

HCSO said deputies administered field sobriety tests and determined Rodgers was under the influence. After a search, a deputy found marijuana, schedule II narcotics and drug paraphernalia in his shirt and pants pockets.

Rodgers was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense, three counts of wanton endangerment, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rodgers was lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center but is not listed as an inmate there as of this publication.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sheriff Tracy Beatty

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