State Trooper Arrested After Crash

Police say that a Kentucky State Police trooper who was indicted on assault and drunken-driving charges after a crash in northern Kentucky was arrested Wednesday.

38-year-old Trooper Larry Carey, of Dry Ridge, and several others were hospitalized after the July Fourth crash, and he remained hospitalized when he was indicted.

Carey was indicted on charges of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and driving without
insurance.

State police say he was being held in the Grant County Detention
Center on 50 thousand dollars bond after his arrest.

Carey was in the news last year after he pulled over Oprah Winfrey during a cross-country trip that was featured on her talk show.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2007 at 07:27 AM
    Several years ago my family and I were in the exact same set of circumstances, diffrence being the drunk/drug abuser on the wrong side of the road, with no insurance, and no valid driver's license was not a state trooper. Turns out this person had done this before and disgusting as it sounds, she has done it again to another family since. I live with pain daily and I will never be the same again and it's not fair. Regardless of who the person is, the penalties for this type of behavior is not enough. We do hold members of law enforcement to a higher standard, but no matter who the person is, there should be no tolerance for drunken/drugged drivers. Whatever the penalties are some of them don't quit until they kill somebody or are killed themselves.
  • by D Location: CORBIN on Jul 28, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    I LIKE USING ALL CAPS IT'S FUN!! IF IT WAS MY FAMILY I WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY.AS I HAVE STATED WHERE HE WORKS DOES NOT MATTER. THE WRECK HAPPENED...IT DOES NOT MATTER IF HE WORKS FOR AEP, KROGER, OR THE FBI THE MEDIA USES THE TROOPER IN THIS CASE AS A HEADLINE STORY IF IT WAS AS I STATED ANOTHER JOB HIS JOB TITLE WOULD NOT BE DISCUSSED. THAT IS MY ARGUMENT...AND I AS WELL HOPE HE GETS PUT UNDER THE JAIL. I HATE DRUNK DRIVERS. BUT HIS JOB TITLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WRECK.
  • by gail Location: winchester. on Jul 27, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    D from Corbin... You need to quit using all caps! And you may be right but I kind of doubt it because it would have reached the media anyway but in some respect because HE IS SUPPOSE to be an EXAMPLE for all others in the state of KY it has been in the media more. As it should... I hope he gets what is coming to him to the fullest extent of the law! Wonder if you would feel the same way if it had been YOUR family he hit!?
  • by D Location: CORBIN on Jul 27, 2007 at 02:50 AM
    THE MAN SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN DRINKING AND DRIVING BY NO MEANS BUT THE SAD THING IS THAT IF HE WAS NOT A TPR. IT WOULD NOT BE GETTING THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT IT IS GETTING. HE WAS NOT WORKING AT THE TIME AND WAS IN HIS OWN CAR WHICH AT THAT TIME MAKES HIM A SIMPLE CITIZEN. NOT A TPR AT THE TIME. WHEN A DRUNK DRIVER HITS SOMEONE IS HIS JOB TITLE DISCUSSED? NO IT IS NOT UNLESS THE MEDIA CAN MAKE A CIRCUS OF THE MATTER AS HAS SEEN WITH THIS.
  • by Charlotte Location: Lincoln on Jul 26, 2007 at 12:07 PM
    The officer should be treated like any other person,he is supposed to be an example to others.
  • by Alicia Location: ohio on Jul 25, 2007 at 07:35 PM
    I think that it's good that they put his (edited) in jail....the police around here think that they are above everyone...they never get charged for things they do...expecally assult.
  • by Harry Carey Location: Chicago on Jul 25, 2007 at 03:09 PM
    This man should be punished just like the rest of the public and truth be known, he ought to be punished more because he took an oath to become a police officer. Instead of protecting and serving he was drinking and swerving.

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