Deputies investigate DUI crash on Interstate 24

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - An early morning crash on Interstate 24 in McCracken County sends a man to the hospital and to court on an Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol charge.

According to the sheriff's department, deputies were called to mile marker 9 in the east bound lanes for a single car crash. It happened around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

Deputies said 24-year-old Dallas Harper lost control of his car on the wet pavement. Harper's car slid off the road, hit a tree, and landed in a ditch, according to the sheriff's department.

Harper was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. When deputies spoke to him at the hospital, they said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol.

Harper was cited to court because of his injuries.

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