Frankfort man arrested after allegedly crashing Jeep into John Deere lawnmower
Police say there was someone else in the back seat while he was driving...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a Frankfort man is in jail after he crashed his Jeep into a Shelby County man who was trying to cut his grass.
According to an arrest report, it happened Friday, just after 12:30 p.m., in the 4100 block of Mount Eden Road, just east of Back Creek Road, in Shelbyville.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says they were sent to that location after someone reported that a Jeep had crossed into a man's yard and crashed into him while he was cutting his grass on a John Deere riding lawnmower.
When they arrived, they allegedly found 40-year-old Jamey Munford in his vehicle, in a yard, with "bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage."
His young daughter was in the back seat, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
They say they also saw a "severely damaged" riding lawnmower, as well as the man who had been riding it. That man had to be taken to University of Louisville Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
According to the arrest report, a witness had been following behind 40-year-old Jamey Munford, who had been driving his Jeep erratically. That witness had been on the phone with dispatchers, "before and during the collision, complaining about him [Munford] being all over the road."
Witnesses on the scene said Munford's keys were still in the ignition -- and he tried to drive away after the crash.
When deputies asked him to step out of the Jeep, he couldn't even maintain his own balance without being held up, according to the arrest report. He allegedly told deputies that he'd had one alcoholic drink during lunch.
Deputies then tried to arrest him, but say he had to be taken to the ground because he grabbed the car door and refused to put his hands behind his back. He was ultimately subdued and arrested.
Munford has been charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree assault, resisting arrest, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, failure to produce an insurance card and possession of marijuana.
He is currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.
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