Benton man charged with DUI after running stop sign

Three were hospitalized Thursday evening after a pick-up truck ran a stop sign.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to the intersection of Victor and Lindberg Street around 5:11 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found two vehicles blocking the intersection.

An investigation revealed that 33-year-old Kenneth Craven of Paducah and his 11-year-old son were traveling eastbound on Victor Street when Craven’s SUV was hit on the driver side by a pick-up truck.

The pick-up truck was driven by 35-year-old Justin Edwards of Benton. Deputies say Edwards failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. Edwards admitted to drinking alcohol before driving.

All three were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Edwards was arrested and charged with a DUI, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, and disregarding a stop sign.

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