Deputy prevents possible deadly crash

Larry David Hurley

DANVILLE — Boone County Deputy Jay Fankhauser was able to prevent a possible deadly traffic crash Sunday night, according to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Fankhauser initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 124 miles per hour in the northbound lane on U.S. 119 in the Mud River area, said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker.

“The vehicle attempted to flee from the officer and was eventually stopped in Danville,” Barker said.

The driver of the vehicle, Larry David Hurley, 27-years-old, from Vienna in Wood County was arrested and charged with felony fleeing in a vehicle while driving under the influence (DUI).

Hurley failed field sobriety tests at the traffic stop and later registered a .170 BAC, which is more than twice the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint filed in the matter.

“I feel we are very fortunate one of our deputies was able to get Mr. Hurley stopped Sunday evening before he killed himself or someone else,” said Boone County Sheriff Randall White.

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