Kentucky State trooper assaulted while responding to accident

Kentucky State trooper assaulted while responding to accident

CARLISLE COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - According to the Kentucky State Police, a man is in custody for allegedly driving under the influence and assaulting a trooper, among other charges.

State police report Trooper Paul Hale responded to a car crash near KY 80 and County Road 1207.

After locating the driver, Danny Malady, Hale arrested Malady on the suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to state police, when Hale was placing Malady in the back of his cruiser, Malady began to struggle and kick Hale.

When Malady refused to comply, Hale sprayed pepper spray at him. That is when Malady began to kick and cause damage to the door of the police cruiser.

Eventually, Malady began to obey orders.

After being examined by Carlisle County EMS, Malady was taken to Ballard County Jail.

Trooper Hale did not receive any injuries during the incident.

Malady is facing a handful of charges including: operating a vehicle under the influence, assault of an officer in the third degree, terroristic threatening in the third degree, resisting arrest, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, and possession of a controlled substance.

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