Paducah Man Faces DUI Charges After Crash
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah man was arrested after a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning on U.S. 45.
The Paducah Police Department says 55-year-old Jose Lemus-Juarez told police he was driving south on U.S. 45 and failed to yield to a northbound vehicle, driven by 35-year-old Robert Hughes. Lemus-Juarez’ vehicle hit Hughes’ in the drivers’ side, pushing it into a third vehicle, driven by 20-year-old Casey Thomas that was stopped at a traffic light on Lakeview Drive.
Hughes sustained a cut to his hand, but declined medical treatment. No one else was hurt.
Officers said Lemus-Juarez admitted he had been drinking, and was unable to successfully complete several field sobriety tests. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (second offense), failure to produce an insurance card and first degree wanton endangerment.