Last updated: June 23. 2014 3:27PM - 2468 Views
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A local man was arrested after threatening the lives of hospital staff and police officers in the early hours of Sunday morning.

42-year-old Robert Bush, of Leitchfield, was charged with six counts of terroristic threatening, along with disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer in the third degree, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

At just after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Bush was driving a 2008 Kia SUV along Salt River Road, when he ran off of the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a fence belonging to Mike Pharis, tearing it down before striking a parked 1998 Honda passenger car.

After striking the other vehicle, Bush’s SUV overturned at least three times, according to responding officer Deputy Buck Meredith, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

Bush was treated at the scene by Grayson County EMS and transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Officers were called to the hospital shortly thereafter, accusing Bush of unruly and threatening behavior.

GCSO Special Deputy Mark Stanton was the first officer on scene. Stanton called for additional assistance from the Leitchfield Police Department, and officers Robert Jackson, Jesse Townsend and Eugene Cain all responded.

Bush had to be restrained by officers after becoming irate and threatening to kill them and hospital staff members, according to Meredith.

Meredith joined the other officers after clearing the scene of the accident on Salt River Road, and then arrested Bush, who will be arraigned for the alleged crimes on Thursday.

Bush is currently on parole, and could potentially face significant jail time if convicted of committing these crimes while on parole.

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