One sent to hospital, one arrested in Ewing wreck

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George Tkaczuk
George Tkaczuk (Photo Courtesy: Mason Co. Detention Center)

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.

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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.