EWING, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man is behind bars after critically injuring a motorcycle rider in an accident on Tuesday.
Troopers say 39-year-old Shawn Shaeffer was just leaving his home on his Harley Davidson, and was waiting for a break in traffic to turn from his driveway onto Ewing Road. That’s when investigators say 59-year-old George Tkaczuk, heading northbound, lost control of his Toyota Land Cruiser, ran off the road, and hit Shaeffer.
Schaeffer was flown to UK Hospital where investigators say he is in critical condition.
According to police, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
Tkaczuk was taken to the Mason County Detention Center, which lists DUI and having an open alcohol beverage among his charges.