Owensboro Man Facing DUI Charges After Three Hospitalized in Crash

An Owensboro man was arrested on multiple charges Friday including DUI in connection to a crash that happened in January, according to the Owensboro Police Department.

Posted: Mar 5, 2021 2:56 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 3:00 PM

The Owensboro Police Department says an Owensboro man is facing multiple charges including Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence after a crash that happened back in January.

According to OPD, 29-year-old Shawn T. Hamilton of Owensboro was arrested on Friday, March 5, and charged with Assault 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol 1st Offence.

OPD says Hamilton was arrested and charged in connection to the crash, which happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 14, 2021.

The crash involved two vehicles, one of which overturned and struck a building as a result of the collision.

OPD says three people were transported from the overturned vehicle to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after the crash, and that two of them suffered potentially life-threatening injuries.

Hamilton remains in the Daviess County Jail on no bond.


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