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US-45 near Hunt Road in Kentucky

US-45 near the intersection with Hunt Road, where a suspected drunk driver rear-ended and injured another driver on August 6.

Police Arrest Tennessee Man On Suspicion of DUI

Police in Graves County, Kentucky arrested a man from Tennessee on suspicion of drunk driving on Monday after he allegedly caused a two-vehicle accident that injured both drivers. 43-year-old James Gholson was driving along U.S. 45 near Hunt Road in Mayfield when he rear-ended 72-year-old Linda Reid’s vehicle, sending her off the road and into a ditch before colliding with a parked bucket truck.

Witnesses told Graves County deputies that they saw Gholson drinking alcohol behind the wheel when the crash occurred. A deputy said that he smelled alcohol on Gholson and the sheriff’s office says Gholson confessed to being drunk. He was arrested at the scene and has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence on the first offense, and possession of an open alcohol container.

Both Reid and Gholson were brought to Jackson Purchase Medical Center by Mayfield Graves County EMS. Reid’s injuries were non-life-threatening. Gholson was treated for minor injuries and brought to Graves County Jail after being released.

Filing a Lawsuit For Drunk Driving Injuries In Kentucky

Here is some information on the legal options available to families affected by drunk drivers, from Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney:

Drunk drivers destroy countless lives every day – their decision to get behind the wheel intoxicated frequently leads to accidents that result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. The victims of these drunk drivers and the families of those killed by drunk drivers deserve justice and financial support for the hardships they face. Drunk driving is a clear example of negligence, as these drivers disregard the safety of everyone around them.

Victims often have the right to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit directly against the driver. Additionally, Kentucky and many other states have dram shop laws which allow victims to sue alcohol vendors who served alcohol to someone who was already visibly intoxicated. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, consider speaking with a drunk driver victims lawyer about your family’s legal options.

Intersection of DUI Accident in Mayfield

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