Man charged with DUI after reporting truck stolen

By Brittany Wise bwise@civitasmedia.com

July 15, 2014

A Caneyville man was arrested for drunk driving after attempting to convince officers that his overturned pick-up truck had been stolen.

Grayson County Constable Mike Tarrance notified E-911 Dispatch of a vehicle accident on Neafus Road just before 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

Deputy Adam Cottrell, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the call and found a 1990 Ford Ranger overturned approximately five miles west of Caneyville in the north-bound lane of Neafus Road.

The pick-up truck was registered to Boris Minton, who was on the scene, according to Cottrell’s report.

The report stated that Minton had a ‘strong odor of alcoholic beverage’ coming from his person, and that Minton had taken prescription Hydrocodone as well.

According to the report, Minton told Cottrell that the vehicle had been stolen and wrecked; however, a witness at the scene identified Minton as the person driving the truck when the wreck occurred.

Cottrell determined from evidence at the scene that the truck had been travelling north on Neafus Road when it appeared to have run off of the right shoulder of the roadway, travelled into a ditch and overturned, coming to a rest on its top.

42-year-old Minton, of Tousey Road in Caneyville, was arrested and taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for blood alcohol and drug testing. The test was sent to Kentucky State Police’s lab for testing, and results are pending.

Minton was briefly lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.