Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A collision with a fire hydrant and a utility pole on North Main Street resulted in a trip to the hospital then jail for a Windyville man who was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Saturday morning.
Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of North Main and Shelby Street near Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church around 11:40am to work a single vehicle accident. According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Darrell Ray, (59) of Windyville was headed north on Main Street when he veered off the right side of the street, knocking over a fire hydrant and striking a utility pole carrying electric, phone, and cable lines.
Sheriff's Deputies said that Ray was determined to be under the influence of drugs and according to law enforcement, the driver admitted to taking an undetermined quantity of narcotics prior to driving.
Officials on scene said there were reports that Ray nearly hit several vehicles before he crashed and that both the fire hydrant and utility pole would have to be replaced.
Ray was arrested and charged with: