Letcher County Man Charged With Assault, DUI Following Head-On Crash

By  | 

JENKINS, Ky. (WKYT) - A Letcher County man was charged with assault and DUI after a head on crash in Letcher County on Thursday, Aug. 30.

According to Kentucky State Police, 51-year-old John Henry Gibson of Seco, Ky. was traveling south on U.S. 23 in a 2005 Chevrolet when he turned around to avoid a traffic stop.

When he turned around, he began driving on the wrong side of the road when he hit a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado head on.

Gibson and two passengers in his car were injured. They were all transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

59-year-old Tony Kiser, who was driving the Silverado, refused medical treatment and left the scene.

Gibson has been charged with three counts of second-degree assault and second-degree DUI, wreckless driving and several other traffic offenses.

He is being lodged in the Letcher County Detention Center.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus