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Paducah man cited for leaving the scene of a crash

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah man has been cited for leaving the scene of a crash.

Paul H. Newton Jr. 51, of Paducah, was taken into custody Wednesday by Livingston County deputies.

Newton was arrested and cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the crash on Highway 68 West.

Deputies say a truck went off the left side of the road while hit several items.  Newton then left the scene of the crash, according to the sheriff's office.

A witness was able to describe the truck and said when she went to check on Newton, he told the her that he lived in Ledbetter then he left, according to deputies.

Deputies say the Livingston County Sheriff's Office found the truck at a residence but the man fled into the woods.

The witness later identified the Newton from his drivers license picture.

Deputies then went to the scene in Ledbetter to confirm the damage and description of the truck.

Deputies later found Newton who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, according to the sheriff's office. Newton told deputies that he had taken Xanax.

Newton admitted to the crash and said it was because two deer crossed in front of him.

According to the sheriff's office, Newton asked for his shoes from inside residence and was taken to a small bathroom.  Deputies say narcotics and other paraphernalia were in plain view.

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