Madisonville Police: Drunk driver hits two poles, causes wreck, injuries | News
A 41-year-old Madisonville man is in jail after police say he drove his pickup truck into a utility pole, ran a stop light, hit another car, a second utility pole and finally an embankment.
Police say Christopher Simms was drunk when he left Pennyrile Park Apartments around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon and the first pole on South Kentucky Avenue. From there, they say he continued north on Kentucky and turned onto Arch Street. At the intersection of Arch and Main, he collided with a white Toyota Camry driven by Darla Workman of Dawson Springs. The impact pushed that car into a red Buick Encore driven by Donna Edwards of Madisonville.
The truck kept going west on Arch where police say Simms hit another pole in front of 250 West Arch Street, then struck the embankment and finally came to rest at West Arch and Madison.
Multiple emergency responders arrived on scene along with the Madisonville Light Department.
Simms was charged with Aggravated DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid (three counts) and disregarding a traffic control device. He’s in the Hopkins County Jail after being treated for minor injuries. Darla Workman and her passenger, 51-year-old Monte Workman, were also treated and released.