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Driver, Passenger Arrested In Hit and Run

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Cecil Jones, left. Jason Miller, right. Cecil Jones, left. Jason Miller, right.

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have been arrested following a hit and run collision Monday afternoon. 

Police say a vehicle ran through a fence around 2:35 p.m. on Alvaton Greenhill Road.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a vehicle on H.E. Johnson Road with front end damage and barbed wire wrapped around it.

Officials say the vehicle was occupied by Cecil Jones Jr., 47, of Bowling Green, in the passenger seat and the driver, Jason Miller, 40, of Bowling Green, fled on foot into the woods. Deputies were able to locate Miller a short time later and he was placed into custody.

Witnesses told deputies that a 9-year-old was playing in the gravel behind the road and was nearly struck by Miller when he drove in a reckless manner up the driveway.

Officials say they found a near empty bottle of whiskey and a 16 oz beer can next to the vehicle. Jones admitted to authorities that they had been drinking from those items, which they had purchased earlier.

Jones was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Miller was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief, operating on an expired license, leaving the scene of an accident, possession open alcohol container, DUI 1st aggravated, first-degree wanton endangerment, and resisting arrest.

Officials say speed and alcohol are considered to be factors in the collision.

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