Driver blows through DUI checkpoint in Letcher Co.

By: Brandon Orr Email
By: Brandon Orr Email

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Neon Police say one of their officers was nearly hit head on when a drunk driver ran through a safety checkpoint Friday Night.

Officers say around 11:30 p.m. Dianah Lynn White, 25, approached the checkpoint on Highway 805 near Cremona, stepped on the gas and forced Officer Tim Miller to jump for safety.

Officers stopped her about one and a half miles down the road and placed her under arrest.

She is charged with driving under the influence, wanton endangerment and no insurance.

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