Man Faces New Charges After Driving Wrong Way On Interstate

Jun 19, 2017

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A Kentucky man faces 34 new charges after authorities said he drove a garbage truck into oncoming traffic on Interstate 24.

The Paducah Sun reports that a grand jury on Friday indicted 23-year-old Dalton Lampley on seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree criminal mischief and 25 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Authorities say at least six people were injured when Lampley caused a series of wrecks in western Kentucky in March. Police say he drove through a median on the interstate and into oncoming traffic. Deputies used spike strips to deflate the truck's tires and stop Lampley.

Lampley, of Calvert City, already had faced charges of first-degree assault, fleeing or evading police and reckless driving. He has pleaded not guilty.