Man charged after crash in McCracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - One man is facing charges after a collision crash in McCracken County early Monday morning.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, 25-year-old Jonathon Brooks of Paducah was driving north on Husbands Road near Eich Road around 1 a.m. when he said he got a text message.

Brooks said he looked down to read the message and then ran off the road.

He then drove into a ditch and hit a driveway culvert.

Brooks and his passenger, 28-year-old Joshua Ward, also of Paducah, were taken to a local hospital for what officials say appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

After the crash was investigated, Brooks was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and communication device violation (texting while driving).

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