Drunk man allegedly hits deputy

A Western Kentucky man is behind bars after allegedly passing out drunk in the middle of the road and nearly running over a deputy.

It happened Friday night in Muhlenberg County, in the area of SR-181 S and SR-890 just south of Greenville.

When deputies woke up Wendell Shelton, authorities say Shelton took his foot off the brake and nearly ran over one of the deputies.

Deputies were able to get the vehicle to stop. When they asked Shelton to exit the vehicle, Shelton allegedly threw an alcoholic beverage at one of the deputies and punched him in the face several times.

Authorities say they pulled Shelton out of the vehicle, and tased him since he was not being cooperative. The taser had no effect. Deputies say Shelton struggled on the ground for a while before complying and allowing himself to be handcuffed.

Shelton is charged with operating motor vehicle under the influence, possession of open alcohol container in motor vehicle, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment of a police officer, disorderly conduct, criminal littering and 2 counts of assault on a police officer.

Shelton is currently being held at Muhlenberg County Detention Center.

 

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 28, 2017)


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