Sheriff: DUI, wanton endangerment charges after man crashes truck into home


LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Laurel County Sheriff says a man has been charged with DUI and other offenses after crashing his truck into a home on Tomcat Trail.

Deputies say, just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 43-year-old Israel Miller was driving east on Tomcat Trail when he ran off the road, over an embankment and slammed into the home.  Deputies say two people in the home were uninjured, but had been missed by only about three feet.

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Photo Courtesy: Laurel Co. Sheriff’s Office

According to responders, when they arrived at the home, Miller told them that he was not the driver, though witnesses told deputies that they saw Miller driving, and saw him get out of the truck.    Deputies later determined that this was true, and also discovered that Miller was under the influence, and had tried to hide a set of scales and methamphetamine prior to their arrival.  It was also determined that Miller was in violation of his probation.

Miller was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center and charged with DUI, driving on a DUI suspended license, 2 counts of wanton endangerment, reckless driving, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession, and tampering, along with charges related to probation violation.