Sheriff: Wreck possibly caused by intoxicated passenger

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Whitley Co. Sheriff says an intoxicated passenger may be the one responsible for an SUV wreck that put the lives of the driver and an 8-month old child in danger.

According to the Sheriff, deputies went to a wreck on US 25 South near HWY 1804 around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.  Deputies say a 2003 Ford Explorer was found resting on its top.  According to deputies, the SUV flipped at least two times.

Photo Courtesy: Whitley Co. Sheriff's Office

Photo Courtesy: Whitley Co. Sheriff’s Office

Deputies say the passenger, driver, and the toddler were restrained at the time of the wreck.

The driver and the child were sent to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Deputies say the passenger, 29-year-old Timothy Huttemeyer smelled of alcohol.  When questioned, deputies say Huttemeyer admitted to having drank earlier in the day, and said that he had grabbed the SUV’s steering wheel prior to the wreck.

Huttemeyer was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and public intoxication.


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