Two men were arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Monday evening after they allegedly attempted to run a patrol vehicle off of the road.
A Sheriff’s deputy was traveling on US 25 with emergency lights and sirens activated while responding to an injury crash. As the officer attempted to pass a moving vehicle, the driver, later identified as 38 year-old Bryan Overbay of Danville, accelerated and would not allow them to proceed around. The deputy was eventually able to maneuver around the vehicle when Overbay then reportedly sped up and attempted to ram the patrol vehicle but ran off the roadway into a ditch line continuing to travel along the roadway.
The officer then attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which continued for approximately a quarter of a mile before finally stopping. When police made contact with Overbay, they noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from him. An investigation was conducted and Overbay was determined to be under the influence. A passenger in the vehicle, 35 year-old Jeremy Medley of London, was also determined to be under the influence.
Police charged Overbay with Speeding more than 25 mph over the speed limit, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, and other traffic violations. Medley was charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. Overbay and Medley were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.