Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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December 16, 2010

Briefs: Two injured in crash

GLASGOW — Two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Tick Ridge Road, about three miles north of Glasgow.

Terry A. Thompson, 42, of Cave City was traveling north in a 2010 Jeep Commander Sport when he rounded a curve and hit a patch of ice. He lost control of his vehicle and it crashed into a 2006 Jeep Liberty that was in the southbound lane, according to a report by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. The Liberty was driven by Shyler T. Kjelsen, 17, of Greensburg.

Kjelsen and one of his passengers Marnie H. Young, 37, also of Greensburg, were taken from the scene by Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Services to T.J. Samson Community Hospital, where they were treated and released. Another passenger in Kjelsen’s vehicle, James M. Coats, 72, of Greensburg, refused medical transport. Thompson and his son, who was a passenger, also refused medical transport

The Hiseville Volunteer Fire Department also assisted with the crash.

GPD arrests man on drug charges

A Clarkson man was arrested on drug charges by Glasgow police early Wednesday.

Bobby A. Smith, 39, 14700 Grayson Springs Road, was traveling on Veterans Outer Loop, when police observed the vehicle he was driving had an expired license plate.

When Smith was stopped a GPD officer detected a strong odor of marijuana, according to a report. After being asked to exit the vehicle, Smith immediately reached into his pockets. He consented to a search and police found a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in his pocketalong with a book of rolling papers,  the report said.

Police searched the vehicle and found a marijuana roach in Smith’s cigarette pack. Officers also found Coleman fuel, lithium batteries and two containers of Drano, items used to make meth.

Smith was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense; and no registration plates. He is being held at the Barren County Corrections Center on no bond.

A passenger in the car, Rick L. Alsip, 50, 103 W. Elk St., Munfordville, was found with a hydrocodone pill in his cigarette pack, for which he admitted he didn’t have a prescription. Neither he nor Smith claimed the fuel, batteries or Drano.

Alsip was arrested and is held at the Barren County jail on charges of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense; and manufacturing meth.

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