Trooper "Buddy" Carey Indicted On Multiple Charges

A grand jury indicted a Kentucky State Trooper in connection with a Grant County crash.

KSP Trooper Larry E. "Buddy" Carey was indicted on six charges by the Grant County Grand Jury today.

They include three counts of Assault First Degree, one count of Wanton Endangerment, first degree DUI, and Failure to Maintain Insurance.

Police say he was driving drunk when he crashed into a truck last week injuring a family of four.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Carey, who is at a rehab, and will have a 50-thousand dollar bond when it is executed.

No arraignment date has been set yet.


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  • by CAB Location: Florence on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    I think that everyone makes mistakes, Even though he was drinking and driving we never have the right to judge ANYONE thats what God does. We havent walked a mile in his shoes and we have no idea how he feels or the story behind the situation. ALL of you should be ashamed of yourselfs! He may get what he deserves! He may get more than what he deserves he will never be the same person after this. He has lost his job forever! FOREVER! You guys can drink and drive all you want but you dont lose your job! Idc if he shouldnt of been doing it in the first place, thats not the point give the poor guy a break.
  • by Dwayne Location: Cumberland on Feb 12, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    KSP is out of control, they think they are above the law. I am currently going through some KSP misconduct myself. If the public doesn't watch, we all will be victims of this KSP machine. Don't get me wrong there are good KSP officers but just like any other orginizations there are those that think the law doesn't apply to them. I say stick it to them all.
  • by maria Location: hospital on Jul 15, 2007 at 05:59 PM
    for all of you that have been sending your well wishes and prayers to me and my family thank you. greg, thanks for sticking up for us, we love you guys too. too many of you are focused on the fact that this COP did an awful act and he is not really being held accountable for his actions at this point...the part that bugs me is that no one is bothering to mention that while my husband and i sit here trying to recover and the bills are mounting this officer is collecting his paycheck and moving on with his life. you are concerned with the respect that he shows for the badge, but what about the respect for all human life that he disregarded when he got behind the wheel and decided to drive while intoxicated. if it were not my family, it could have been anyone's family. we are fortunate to the fact that none of us lost our lives and will be able to live the rest of our lives.
  • by l Location: Jeffersonville,KY on Jul 13, 2007 at 07:05 PM
    Mr. Carey should be ashamed of what he did. Not only was he driving drunk, but with no insurance. Isn't that what a lot of law enforcement gets people for all the time? I feel for the family and what they are going through. Mr. Carey was fortunate that he didn't kill someone, but the family that he hit will have to suffer for a long time. I think Mr. Carey should have to pay to the fullest extent of the law, cover medical bills for the family and unfortunately lose his job. There are many employers who don't tolerate a DUI, so why should the KSP be an exception? To Greg, there are people who do care what happen to other people. People I know don't support what Mr. Carey did to your family. I hope your family gets better soon. I do have cousins that are KSP officers. Some KSP officers aren't all bad. Even had this been one of my cousins who did this, I would hope they paid dearly as well.
  • by James Location: Frankfort on Jul 13, 2007 at 01:25 PM
    All State Troopers, Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, etc. are human and make stupid mistakes. It's very sad what happened to the family but think about it as if you were the one driving.
  • by mel Location: lex on Jul 13, 2007 at 05:51 AM
    Greg, you need to calm down. Everyone is sorry for these families but calling people idiots and their comments repulsive is uncalled for. They didn't hurt anyone. Undertandably you're upset but there are some very caring people with valid opinions on this site and they don't deserve to be called idiots. If reading any of this on a public forum makes you sick, then stop reading it and put your efforts into being there for your family.
  • by Steve Location: London on Jul 12, 2007 at 08:57 PM
    Since the first of this year KSP employees have been prosecuted for various crimes, including - Louie Podunavac, narcotics detective, guilty pleas in federal court and multiple counties for theft and drugs-a trooper wrecked his cruiser while DUI - another detective busted for money stolen from KSP; Brad Nighbert, Williamsburg cop, multiple felonies - cop from Carlisle, DUI - the list goes on and on. And these guys testify at trials against defendants and are considered truthful and honest?
  • by concerned Location: ky on Jul 12, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    Greg I am praying for your family and their speedy recovery but everyone posting here seems to be on your side and is indignant that a police officer had the gall to drive intoxicated to start with and to have NO insurance. That is what everyone is saying he had no respect for individuals or his badge as a KSP officer. He needs to be punished harsher then most in my book because he was suppose to be sitting and example for the public but he didn't. It doesn't matter if there was rain, snow, or a hail storm he should NOT have been driving while impaired and definately not driving a vehicle without insurance. I hope that your family makes a speedy recovery and there is state assistance to help them and they can bring a personal law suit against him as well. I pray for you and your family and those young children. God Speed in their recovery's.
  • by gwen Location: Lexington on Jul 12, 2007 at 11:54 AM
    None of us are above mistakes and state troopers are NOT the Gods they sometimes think they are. It will be interesting to see how the courts handle this matter. But again, look how many MD's are out there that do botched surgeries where people die and they are not removed from their jobs. I feel bad for the family he injured and I do hope they get through this with as few of scars as possible.
  • by Jeannie Location: KY on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:19 AM
    I think that this is a tragedy on so many levels. No only has a family been lost, the reputation of the state police and other law enforcement officials has been tarnished because of the reckless actions of one individual. There are particular jobs where one must be held to higher standards because of being an example to so many people an law enforccement is one of those careers. It's a huge responsibility and warrants good decision making skills perpetually.
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