Three Vehicle Collision

Time: 7:45 a.m.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: U.S. 45 at Lakeview Drive, Paducah
Driver 1/Suspect: Jose Lemus-Juarez, 55, of the 900 block of South 13th Street, driving a 2016 Nissan Frontier south on U.S. 45 – Arrested on charges of driving under the influence (second offense), failure to produce an insurance card and first-degree wanton endangerment
Driver 2: Robert Hughes, 35, of the 200 block of Illinois Street, driving a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck north on U.S. 45
Driver 3: Casey Thomas, 20, of the 300 block of South Lakeview Drive, driving a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, stopped on Lakeview Drive at a traffic light

One driver sustained minor injuries and another was arrested after a three-vehicle collision this morning on U.S. 45 at Lakeview Drive.

Jose Lemus-Juarez told police he was driving south on U.S. 45 and failed to yield to a 2014 Dodge pickup truck driven north by Robert Hughes. Lemus-Juarez’ vehicle hit Hughes’ in the drivers’ side, pushing it into a Chevrolet Malibu that was stopped at a traffic light on Lakeview Drive.

Hughes sustained a cut to his hand, but declined medical treatment. Lemus-Juarez, a passenger in his vehicle, and the driver of the Malibu, Casey Thomas, were not reported injured.
Lemus-Juarez admitted to officers that he had been drinking and was unable to successfully complete several field sobriety tests. He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (second offense), failure to produce an insurance card and first-degree wanton endangerment and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.