Constable Injured During Traffic Stop

A mysterious situation out of eastern Kentucky after a Law Enforcement officer is found lying unconscious in the middle of the road.

State police are not sure what happened, but they are investigating as if the Carter County constable was attacked during a traffic stop.

It happened near downtown Olive Hill just before seven Wednesday evening.

State police say Elmer Kiser radioed Carter County dispatch about a reckless driver. Troopers say the dispatcher asked the constable to follow the driver until a police officer could pull the car over.

A few minutes later a call went into 911 that a man’s body was found lying along the side of the road.

When police arrived they found Kiser. He was taken to St. Claire hospital in Morehead for treatment. Investigators did not release details about his injures, but did say he had not been shot.

Police are investigating the situation as an assault.

They are currently looking for the car the constable had reported as driving reckless.