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December 30, 2013

Drunk man becomes irate at hospital

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

A Louisville man who crashed his car became irate while receiving medical treatment, adding another charge to his list of violations.

Benjamin P. Chapman was driving along West Laurel Road on Sunday when he dropped off the right shoulder of the road and rode the ditchline for over 250 feet before his silver Honda Civic crashed into a culvert in a church parking lot. When Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Parrott arrived at the scene, two miles west of London at 4:45 p.m., Chapman admitted he had drank “enough” alcohol.

Chapman was taken to Saint Joseph London but became uncooperative, yelling profanities and throwing his splint at the doctor on duty. He was then arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence , no insurance, and second-degree disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center and arraigned on Monday. Chapman pled guilty and was sentenced to serve 7 days in jail, according to jail records.

Assisting at the scene of the crash on West Laurel Road were members of the Laurel County Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.