Farley woman arrested in connection to hit and run

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Deputies arrested Evelyn Renee Blankenship, 35, at her home in Farley Sunday night.

Blankenship was arrested on a McCracken County warrant charging her with criminal mischief in the 1st degree and leaving the scene of an accident.

The charges stem from an incident on April 16 in which Blankenship lost control of her vehicle on Susan Lane, left the roadway, and struck a power transformer vault in the front yard of 135 Susan Lane.

The transformer vault, belonging to Paducah Power Systems, was heavily damaged and power to the area was down for several hours. After striking the transformer vault, Blankenship fled the area in her vehicle.

The vehicle was located a short time later, and deputies obtained a warrant for her arrest.

Blankenship was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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