View Full Version : Unusual place for a nap.

Kahns Krazy
02-11-2008, 09:45 AM

BOONE COUNTY – A city car driven by Covington Fire Chief Charles "Buddy" Wheatley crashed early Saturday morning on River Road near Hebron. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance but details on his condition were not available this morning.

Wheatley, 46, was driving his city-owned 2000 Ford Crown Victoria east on River Road (Ky. 8) near Hebron. According to the police report, the car went off the right side of the two-lane road, slid over a rock ditch, hit a utility pole, and overturned. It struck a water-pipe culvert and rolled over twice more before stopping on its top in the 5200 block of River Road, according to the report.

The exact time of the crash is undetermined. A driver on River Road spotted the wreck and called police around 6 a.m. Saturday. A Boone County Sheriff's deputy who responded to the scene found the car and spotted Wheatley inside, asleep. The deputy broke a window in the car to check for injuries. Wheatley woke up and told the deputy he was OK.

Wheatley received medical treatment at the scene and was taken to St. Luke Hospital West in Florence via ambulance. His condition was not available Monday morning.

The time of the accident is not known. The owner of the property told police he heard a crash around midnight, but couldn't see anything from his house. The exhaust and motor of Wheatley's car were cold to the touch when the wreck was discovered around 6 a.m., according to the police report.

The deputy administered a portable breathalyzer test to Wheatley, which showed his blood alcohol level at 0.05, under the 0.08 legal limit. The car’s estimated speed at the time of the crash was between 55 and 70 mph; the speed limit on that part of River Road is 55 mph.

No other vehicles were involved and there were no other occupants in Wheatley's car, which sustained severe damage. He was wearing a seat belt during the crash.

Covington city officials could not immediately be reached for comment

All I have to say, is that is one lucky sumnabitch.

02-11-2008, 09:49 AM
All I have to say, is that is one lucky sumnabitch.

You might even call him a somnabitch.