Deputies Deploy Taser In Reported Assault On Officer
Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville man is facing multiple felony charges after law enforcement officials say he struck a man on a lawn mower during a DUI crash on Friday.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Clay Davis, (19) of Brownsville, was traveling north on Louisville Road (KY HWY 31-W) in a Chevy Impala when his vehicle left the right side of the roadway and struck a man mowing his yard near the intersection of KY HWY 422. The unidentified man was transported to the Medical Center for unknown injuries.
The Sheriff's Office said that multiple witnesses on scene claimed that Davis had been driving erratically on 31-W and that witnesses and a deputy reported the strong smell of alcohol at the scene. Officials said that a breath test at the accident site showed that Davis' blood alcohol level was three times over the limit. Davis was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence and Wanton endangerment.
Law enforcement said that once Davis was transported to the Sheriff's Office for processing, he became unruly towards another deputy and threatened to kill him. Deputies said that Davis attempted to fight the deputy and that officers had to subdue him by the use of a taser, which they said had to be activated three different times.
The Sheriff's Office also said that the crash involving the lawn mower was not a direct hit, but investigation showed that it was a side-swipe, which officials said likely saved the unnamed man's life.
Davis was faced with more charges, which included: