Man faces DUI, other charges after crashing into deputy's cruiser

A man is charged with DUI after he struck the rear of a Franklin County Sheriff car.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is charged with driving under the influence and faces other charges after crashing into the back of a Franklin County Sheriff's Office cruiser Thursday night on Louisville Road.

The sheriff's office says Kevin T. Jones, 46, slammed into a deputy's cruiser around 10:30 p.m. when the deputy stopped on US 60 to help a driver who struck a deer.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says Deputy Justin Murvachick -- and the people he was helping -- was about 15 feet from his cruiser when the crash happened.

Jones was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He was booked in the Franklin County jail and being held on a $1,500 bond.

Melton says he's thankful no one was seriously injured despite the damage to the car.

"It's a dangerous job, it just reminds you of the dangers and the hazards every day that men and women of law enforcement across our commonwealth face and fortunately this come out good this time," Melton said.

Jones is charged with DUI second offense, possession of an open container, failure to give right-of-way to an emergency vehicle and driving without insurance.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the crash since it involves the sheriff's office.

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