Bradly McKinnies, 48, of Milan, Michigan, was arrested after the tractor trailer he was driving nearly struck a Grayson County Sheriff’s Office police cruiser on Friday, September 27.
Tthe GCSO reported that McKinnies was travelling westbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway when he came upon a car accident the GCSO was working near the 112 mile marker at around 8:20 p.m. on Friday.
According to the GCSO, McKinnies came within about eight feet of striking GCSO Sergeant Bryan Hammons’ police cruiser, as well as GC Sheriff’s Deputies Adam Cottrell and Buck Meredith.
The GCSO stated that McKinnies also cut off a vehicle driven by Leitchfield Firefighter Hugh “Papoose” Noe that was also travelling westbound.
McKinnies was driving 70 miles per hour as he passed the scene of the accident, the GCSO reported.
“Once [McKinnies] got by, I got in my cruiser and made a traffic stop a mile west of the accident scene,” Hammons said. “He stated he thought my car was sitting on the eastbound side of the parkway.”
McKinnies was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and three counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - Police Officer.
McKinnies was transported to the Grayson County Detention Center, where he is currently still lodged on a $5,000 full cash bond, the GCSO said.
For full coverage of the aforementioned accident that took place near the 112 mile marker of the parkway, see the story “Vehicle overturns, two injured” in the Wednesday, October 2 edition of The Grayson County News-Gazette or online at gcnewsgazette.com.