A Hickory man was arrested on numerous charges after nearly striking two Graves County Sheriff’s cruisers.
On Tuesday, at around 6 p.m., Graves County Sheriff’s Deputies were advised by dispatch of a reckless driver on U.S. 45 traveling from McCracken County into Graves County. Dispatch advised the vehicle turned on Ky 1241, where deputies were already in the area. One witness told deputies that the vehicle almost struck him. Deputy Chandler Sirls located a black Cadillac passenger car traveling south on Ky 1241, the driver of which crossed the line in front of the officer, almost striking his cruiser. Sergeant Richard Edwards and Sirls attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle around Cindy Jean Lane. The vehicle swerved into the oncoming lane and then almost struck Deputy Jacob Hamm head on.
Upon contact Sirls suspected the driver, 29-year-old Burl Morris of Hickory, of being under the influence. Edwards also witnessed him attempt to conceal a small bag of pills on the passenger side of the vehicle. Deputies determined he was under the influence, and placed him under arrest.
Deputy jailers later located more unidentified pills on Morris while booking him. He was charged with the following Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence (First Offense), Aggravating Circumstances, Reckless Driving, First-Degree Wanton Endangerment, First-Degree Wanton Endangerment Police Officer, First-Degree Promoting Contraband, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Third-Degree Possession of Controlled Substance, Multiple traffic violations.