Paducah man facing several charges after hit and run - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Paducah man facing several charges after hit and run

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Rotary club finances student voting software

    Rotary club finances student voting software

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:44:22 GMT
    The Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff funded software for senior high student council to use for elections; including mock election, student body and the homecoming court as well as the senior personality awards.
    The Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff funded software for senior high student council to use for elections; including mock election, student body and the homecoming court as well as the senior personality awards.
  • 27th Annual Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off bigger than ever

    27th Annual Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off bigger than ever

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:25:12 GMT
    This year's Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off is bigger than ever and will take place in downtown Murphysboro, Illinois September 18 through 20. The annual event is sponsored by 17th Street Barbecue. 
    This year's Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off is bigger than ever and will take place in downtown Murphysboro, Illinois September 18 through 20. The annual event is sponsored by 17th Street Barbecue. 
  • Kevil, KY man accused of stealing multiple items from employer

    Kevil, KY man accused of stealing multiple items from employer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:22:22 GMT
    A McCracken County, Kentucky man was arrested recently in connection with a theft on Clarks River Road.
    A McCracken County, Kentucky man was arrested recently in connection with a theft on Clarks River Road.
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah man is facing multiple charges after a hit and run crash in Graves County Saturday morning.

According to Kentucky State Police, a hit and run crash on US 45 near Folmsdale was reported and callers said a red truck was driving erratically and hitting road signs. 

Sergeant Dean Patterson tried to stop the truck driven by 54-year-old Roger D. Englert.

Patterson saw the vehicle off Sawyer Road doing donuts in the yard of a home and Englert then went back to US 45 north and fled south bound.  

Patterson tried to stop the truck but Englert kept south toward Mayfield, hitting road signs and driving from side to side of the highway.

The vehicle was stopped before it could reach Mayfield and came to a stop in the median. 

Trooper Michael Robichaud arrived on the scene and put his vehicle on the south bound side of US 45 to block the path of the truck.

Robichaud got out of his police cruiser and the suspect sped up and intentionally hit the cruiser.

The cruiser was seriously damaged. 

Englert's truck then rolled to the bottom of the median, where he was taken into custody.

Englert looked to be very intoxicated from unknown substances and was taken to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

Trooper Robichaud was also later taken to the hospital for a minor injury to his lower leg.

Englert was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, multiple counts of criminal mischief and criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer.

The investigation is continuing by Patterson and Lieutenant Brent White.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.