Symsonia man charged with DUI after child injured in crash

A man is in custody and a child is in the hospital after police responded to a crash in Graves County, Kentucky
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 8:47 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 9:25 PM CST
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SYMSONIA, Ky. (KFVS) - A man arrested after a vehicle crash in Symsonia that involved a juvenile.

Around 8:47 p.m. on November 18, deputies from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office were called to an injury crash on KY 348 West in Symsonia.

Investigators determined that 42-year-old Jay Heath was eastbound on KY 348 when a deer entered his lane. Heath tried to avoid the deer, but his vehicle went off the roadway and flipped.

A juvenile was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The child was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Heath was not injured.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigators determined that Heath was under the influence of alcohol and the time of the crash.

Heath was arrested and charged with DUI 1st aggravated circumstance, 1st degree wanton endangerment and traffic offenses.