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Two Goshen men face criminal charges for drunken travel and destruction through Poplar Woods and along U.S. 42 that caused several thousand dollars’ worth of damage to property before attempting to strike a police car.
Mackey Reese Middleton, 19, of the 12700-block of Churchill Parkway in Goshen, and Christopher Taylor Hurley, 19, of Longwood Lane in Goshen, were booked into the Oldham County Jail about 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A Poplar Woods resident called to report an unfamiliar maroon Dodge Charger parked in his front yard about 6:36 a.m. Tuesday. But shortly after notifying police, the vehicle left Poplar Woods subdivision.
An Oldham County Police officer located the vehicle traveling too slow on U.S. 42 near Ky. 1793 with Hurley behind the wheel.
The Dodge Charger had noticeable damage from driving through yards and brushing through landscaping throughout Poplar Woods.
According to police, Hurley refused to stop, and continued traveling – albeit very slowly – westbound on U.S. 42 as the officer followed with lights flashing and sirens wailing.
When Hurley finally pulled to the side of the road to speak with the OCPD officer, he allegedly drove the vehicle in reverse, attempting to strike the officer’s cruiser.
Middleton, the passenger, reportedly became disruptive and disorderly when officers attempted to speak with him outside the vehicle.
The pair faces a variety of charges, including wanton endangerment of civilians and police officers, alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief.
Hurley, is charged with reckless driving, driving too slow, DUI with aggravator, wanton endangerment of civilians, wanton endangerment of a police officer, two counts criminal mischief, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle and no insurance card.
His passenger, Middleton, is charged with wanton endangerment of civilians, wanton endangerment of a police officer, two counts criminal mischief, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The pair will soon be arraigned in Oldham district court.
Middleton left the jail Tuesday afternoon after his father posted a $1,000 secured bond.
As of press time, Hurley is held on a $1,000 full cash bond.
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