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Garrard Co. Police Chief, K9 Injured In Crash By Suspected Impaired Driver

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 13:53:03-04

GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Garrard County Police Department’s police chief and his K9 officer were injured Sunday morning when a suspected impaired driver slammed into their vehicle.

Authorities said the crash happened on U.S. Highway 27 near Forks Baptist Church.

Police Chief Tevis Graham and his K9 officer, Ranger, were injured, as was the driver of the other car.

Graham and the driver were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Ranger “was holding his paw and will be seen by a vet.”

Kentucky State Police is investigating the case.

And while Garrard County Police said impairment was suspected as a cause in the case, KSP officials said only that they were investigating it as an injury accident.

Photo courtesy of Garrard County Police Department