An allegedly drunk 16-year-old, whose name has not been released, was traveling eastbound on Wright Lane in a Toyota pickup in Hart County around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when the driver ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Caverna Hospital by Hart County EMS to be treated for injuries.

The driver was cited for driving while under the influence, not wearing a seat belt, no insurance and no operator’s license according to Kentucky State Police.

In an accident earlier Sunday, two out-of-state travelers were driving southbound on Interstate 65 in Warren County when they collided.

Driving a Peterbilt, Roy Martin, 56, of Crown City, Ohio, struck John Walton, of Uniontown, Ala., in the rear of his Chevrolet truck around 7:30 a.m. Walton, 55, was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

On Ky. 1749 Sunday, William Pearl, 43, was traveling south around 4:45 p.m. in a Ford Explorer when he left the road and struck a tree. Pearl was trapped in the vehicle until a passer-by helped him from his vehicle. Pearl was taken to The Medical Center in Bowling Green where he was listed in stable condition. Alcohol was believed to be a factor, according to state police.

Francisco Cervantes-Rodrigues, 41, was driving north on I-65 in Warren County on Saturday around 9 a.m. when state police observed his two-door Ford driving erratically. The police stopped Cervantes-Rodrigues. During a search of his car, the officer found a firearm allegedly stolen from the state police agency in December 2006.

Cervantes-Rodrigues was cited for receiving stolen property (firearm), driving from side to side, resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, no insurance (non-owner), no operator’s license and not wearing a seat belt.


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