Garrard County police chief, K-9 injured in collision

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LANCASTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Garrard County police chief and his K-9 officer were injured in a collision with a suspected impaired driver, according to police.

Investigators say a driver left his lane on U.S. 27 near Forks Baptist Church Sunday morning and collided with an SUV driven by Garrard County Police Chief Tevis Graham.

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Chief Graham and the other driver, whose name wasn’t released, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

K-9 Officer Ranger was holding his paw following the crash and was taken to a veterinarian to be examined, according to investigators.

State Police are investigating the accident.