A crash that injured two juveniles Thursday led to a Bowling Green man’s third arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence in the span of less than a week.
The crash on Lovers Lane was the second in the same timespan to involve Kenneth D. Brown, 48, who was arrested by the Bowling Green Police Department on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree assault (police officer), third-degree assault (EMT), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (second offense), menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
City police were called to the 800 block of Lovers Lane about 4 p.m. Thursday regarding the crash.
Police approached Brown, who was in the driver’s seat of his wrecked vehicle, and asked him to turn down his radio so police could speak with him, and Brown reached down into the driver’s side door, an arrest citation said.
“I backed away and Brown pulled out an umbrella and advanced out the vehicle toward me,” BGPD Officer Jessica Rager said in the arrest citation. “Brown was tensed up and had one fist clenched. I believed Brown was going to assault me, so I pulled my Taser out and directed it at Brown.”
Brown yelled at Rager and walked away from her, refusing orders to stop, and BGPD Officer Matthew Poore came to the scene to assist, the citation said.
Once Brown was detained, he began cursing at officers and first responders and ordered police to get him out of the rain, documents show.
Poore and EMT Phillip Beville with The Medical Center got Brown to his feet, at which point he reportedly became combative, pulling away multiple times and striking his right elbow into Poore’s chest and his left elbow into Beville’s chest, his citation said.
Police had to force Brown into a cruiser, and a witness who drove behind him at the time of the crash said Brown was under the influence of methamphetamine and driving at a high rate of speed in the opposite lanes when he struck another vehicle.
Two juvenile girls were injured in the crash, according to police.
A blood test at The Medical Center confirmed the presence of meth and marijuana in Brown’s system, according to his citation.
“While being medically cleared at the hospital, Brown continued to shout and threaten to fight officers while there,” the citation said. “Brown stated he would fight everyone at the jail once there, and that they were going to need to place him in the restraint chair.
Brown was arraigned Friday in Warren District Court on those charges, and also had a preliminary hearing in a separate case stemming from a crash Feb 2.
That incident occurred in the 2500 block of Louisville Road, with city police responding at 8:21 p.m. Feb. 2 to a two-vehicle crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Brown.
Three people were in the vehicle that Brown was accused of striking, with one person taken to an area hospital with an injury.
Brown told police at the time that he had left a nightclub, where he drank a shot of whiskey, and that he did not have a driver’s license because it had been taken away as part of a separate DUI case, according to his arrest citation.
City police charged Brown in the Feb. 2 crash with first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, operating on a suspended/revoked license, first-degree promoting contraband, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The first of the three incidents allegedly involving Brown occurred Feb. 1 when city police responded about 1 a.m. to a suspicious person at Holiday Inn, 1021 Wilkinson Trace.
Brown reportedly told police he had driven to the hotel from Tattle Tails and was there to meet his wife. He appeared intoxicated and stated he had knives in his pockets, according to an arrest citation.
He was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He pleaded guilty to the DUI and the marijuana charge Feb. 1 in Warren District Court and was put on unsupervised probation for a year, online court records show.