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Bowling Green Man Side-Swipes Deputy 

WESTERN Ky. (03/24/2015) – The Bowling Green area Kentucky State Police (KSP) has reported an arrest of a man on various charges after an incident occurred near the Butler County line.

KSP officials state that on Friday, March 20, 2015, at approximately 11:39 PM, 43-year-old Willie Durbin of Bowling Green was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier heading southbound on KY 185. Durbin crossed over the center line and side-swiped a 2001 Ford Crown Vic of the Edmonson County Sheriff Department being operated by Deputy Walter Ritter, who was traveling northbound. Deputy Ritter initiated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop Mr. Durbin, who failed to yield.

Durbin continued south for a short distance, where he did a u-turn and continued for a short distance further before stopping for Deputy Ritter.

The Kentucky State Police was notified and requested to work the collision.

Durbin was arrested and lodged in the Butler County Jail. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Offense, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Careless Driving, One Headlight, Failure to Render Aid, and Failure to Notify Address Change to DOT.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Michael Wathen.

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
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