Kentucky State Police identify trooper & suspect in DUI crash

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GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky State Police have identified both the trooper and man charged with DUI involved in a Greenup County crash. The accident happened at around 3 :30 PM on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 on US-23.

Allen Wheeler, 27, of Ashland is charged with DUI, driving under a suspended license, as well as several other traffic violations.

Troopers say Allen Wheeler, 27, of Ashland, Kentucky, attempted to cross US 23 when he failed to observe a KSP cruiser which was traveling Northbound. Trooper Steven Davidson, 34, of London, Ky. was operating the KSP cruiser.

Evidence and witness statements collected on scene by troopers indicate Wheeler attempted to accelerate through both Northbound lanes of travel without giving right-of-way to the oncoming traffic. Wheeler’s front right bumper contacted the Trooper’s front left bumper forcing the Trooper into a ditch. 

Both drivers were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released. Wheeler has been taken into custody and charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plate or receipt, driving without license/negligence in accident.

Wheeler is currently lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center. KSP was assisted on scene by Raceland Police Department, Worthington Police Department, Raceland Fire Department and Greenup County EMS. The collision is still under investigation.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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