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Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 — RUSSELL SPRINGS & JAMESTOWN, KENTUCKY —
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Wrecks abundant in Russell County
In Aug. 13 Issue

Though this time of the year is usually marked with accidents due to the 127 yard sale, it was other unrelated wrecks that did the most reported damage and yielded the most arrests.

A Russell Springs woman is facing numerous charges after allegations that she intentionally struck a Webbs Crossroads man with her vehicle.

Russell County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Pierce said the incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday on A. Miller Road.

Pierce reported that  area residents had told him a '99 Silver Dodge, driven by Dolly Amanda Lipperd, 27, had been traveling at a "high rate of speed" while children were playing nearby.

The vehicle, Pierce said, had stopped near Burton's Auto Sales & Wrecker Service and the owner, Barry Burton, had approached the vehicle.

Pierce said that Burton told him that he just wanted to talk the woman about her driving, when he said Lipperd drive off, striking him with the vehicle.

Burton was taken by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital's emergency room where he was treated for leg and foot injuries and was later released.

Deputy Nick Bertram reported that Lipperd was located at a nearby residence after a brief search and was taken into custody.

She was charged with first degree assault, leaving the scene of accident, DUI, failing to maintain insurance, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Lipperd was also charged with possession of controlled substances and prescription drugs not in proper container.

Lipperd was lodged in the Russell County Jail.

Another hit-and-run report earlier in the day resulted in Bertram taking another man to jail.

Bertram said Michael Roy reported his truck had been side-swiped in a curve on Boat Dock Road. The deputy reported that Jamestown Police Lt. Tony King and Deputy Clete McAninch assisted him in locating the damaged Ford  Explorer parked behind M&M Lodge.

Bertram said the vehicle’s owner, James Smoroske was found in one of the cabins and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI aggravated.

No charges were filed in the single vehicle roll-over wreck of a cement truck in Russell Springs on August 6th, though two more recent wrecks resulted in citations.

Jason Smith said he was turning onto Hwy-80 from East Street, rather than from Jamestown Street because it was easier to see approaching traffic in the curve.

But he said the right front tire of the loaded cement truck sank into the edge of 80 as he was turning left and the truck rolled slowly onto its side.

"It was like it was in slow-motion," said a witness. "The truck just tilted slowly over into the ditch."

According to the police report the truck took out a light pole and a fence as well as doing damage to the road itself.

No one was injured in the wreck and the truck was righted before the 8-yards of concrete it was carrying had solidified completely.

Deputy Tim Pierce reported that Latisha Burton Walters, 33, was cited for second-offense driving while intoxicated after the Jeep she was driving left the road and came to rest in a thicket of trees Saturday.

Pierce noted she was traveling North on Hwy-379 when her vehicle crossed the southbound lane of Hwy-379, hit an embankment, rolled over once landing upright in a thicket of brush.

Walters was transported to the Russell County Hospital by local EMS personnel.

That single-vehicle wreck occurred just after 5 p.m. Sunday; another recent wreck involved three vehicles and also resulted in a DUI charge.

Russell Springs Police Officer Chasity Shirley reported that on the last day of July a car driven by Joann Roy, 62, of Russell Springs side-swiped one vehicle and ran another off the road.

"The left front tire and wheel of her car was bent all the way out perpendicular to the side of her car," but Shirley said Roy continued driving down the road for some distance after the collision.

An SUV behind the vehicle that had been struck was forced to drive into the yard of a home along Jamestown Street to avoid Roy's vehicle, according to the report.

Roy was booked into the county jail, and later released, as of Tuesday Walters was still in the jail awaiting bond.

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