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Reckless driver strikes sign, median, and another vehicle in Knox County, Ky.

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Randy Dewayne Mayes - KCDC

On Thursday March 7, 2019 Knox County Deputy Bobby Jones was dispatched to the Bailey Switch community in reference to a reckless driver complaint on Highway 25E.

Deputy Jones states in his citation that as he responded, Knox dispatch continued relaying updates from the caller who stated the driver, later identified as 54 year old Randy D. Mays of Barbourville, ran into the median just past RECC.

As Jones continued to the scene, dispatch stated that Mays was then seen driving into the Grays community in front of Lynn Camp High School switching lanes traveling north on US 25E in the southbound lanes. The caller then stated that Mays struck a vehicle traveling in the southbound lane while trying to avoid a collision with Mays’ vehicle.

Upon Jones arriving on scene he states he found that Mays had struck a road sign prior to the vehicle collision. The deputy also states that he found Mays to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and reports that Mays said he had taken Xanax and another unknown pill. Deputy Jones states that Mays could not fully complete any of the three standard field sobriety tests.

He was arrested and transported to Barbourville ARH for a blood test but refused to comply. He was initially lodged in the Knox County Detention Center, but transferred to the Bell County Detention Center.

Randy Mays was charged with wanton endangerment 1st degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 3rd offense, failure to produce insurance card, no registration receipt, and criminal mischief 1st degree.

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