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Police cite driver who fell asleep at the wheel

Photo: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept. Photo: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah man who fell asleep at the wheel ended up in trouble with the law.

Ryan Schumaker, 23, fell asleep late Thursday night while driving in the 300 block of Lake View, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.  A news release from the department says Shumaker's 2010 Chevy Malibu left the road, hit a ditch, kept going and hit a yard sign, then hit a bush and a tree.  His vehicle finally came to a rest back on the roadway.

The investigating deputy says Shumaker's injuries were not life-threatening.

Shumaker was cited for driving too fast for conditions, failure to produce insurance card, criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

The road was closed for about an hour while investigators were on scene.

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