A man drove his Jeep into a residence and arrested with multiple charges. Investigation continues.
KSP Conducts Wanton Endangerment Investigation in Hart County
On Monday morning, September 24, 2018 at approximately 9:31 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 received a call for service reporting that a passenger car had struck the exterior of a residence located on South Jackson Highway. Post 3 uniformed troopers responded to the scene, along with members of the Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Hart County EMS.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that Nicholas D. Smith (27) of Park City, KY was operating a 2017 Jeep sport utility vehicle when he drove his vehicle onto a front porch, striking the exterior of a residence located at 6975 South Jackson Highway. The home was occupied at the time of the incident, and the occupants established contact with Smith until law enforcement personnel arrived. Smith was not related to the home owners, however had a single relative inside the home.
Upon law enforcement arrival, Smith was arrested on scene and charged with the following:
1.) Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (3 counts)
2.) Criminal Mischief 1st degree
3.) Criminal Trespassing 1st degree
4.) Operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, 2nd offense
5.) No operator’s license
Nicholas Smith was lodged at the Hart County Detention Center where he was cited for additional charges of Promoting Contraband 1st and possession of marijuana.
The investigation is being conducted by Trooper First Class Graham Rutherford. He was assisted on scene by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department and Hart County EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.