Irvine man accused of hitting state highway worker

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An Irvine man is accused of hitting a state highway worker in Madison County, then fleeing the scene.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, 43-year-old Shannon Doyle Mays, struck the side of a state highway truck Tuesday.

When workers told him they were going to call the police, Mays fled the scene, almost hitting three workers but striking a fourth and knocking him into a ditch.

Investigators say workers took down Mays’ license plate number and he was located in Estill County.

Mays is charged with second-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license and no registration plates.

He was booked into the Madison County Detention Center.

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