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April 10, 2014

Speeding driver arrested

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

A Corbin man hurrying to work was arrested for reckless driving just before 5 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Mikey Ashurst noticed a black Ford Taurus, driven by 22-year-old Patrick Gray of Ky. 1232 of Corbin, speeding through a 55-mph zone and clocked the vehicle at 76 miles per hour. Turning to follow the vehicle, Ashurst chased the car for 1 1/2 miles as it swerved off the roadway onto the shoulder, nearly striking a guard rail in the process.

The investigation determined Gray was under the influence — his fourth offense — and one that could send his case to a Laurel grand jury for a possible felony indictment. Gray was also charged with speeding, reckless driving, no operator’s license, no insurance and other traffic violations.

Gray told deputies he had drank a Bud Light Platinum before going to bed the night prior and he was en route to work when he was stopped and placed under arrest.

Gray was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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