|Fort Thomas Police officers take Eric Hancock into custody after he crashed his work van into a front yard on June 12. FTM file.|
This took place at 10:45 a.m. in a highly trafficked area of Fort Thomas.
RELATED: Driver Arrested After Crashing Work Vehicle on Highland Avenue, Charges Await
|Legal Advice, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law. Call Ashley Barlow for all your legal needs. 859-781-5777. This is an advertisement.|
|Eric M. Hancock, 40 from Fort Thomas. Campbell County Detention Center.|
His DUI charge is aggravated because he refused a blood test. Hancock was given a field sobriety test on the scene.
Neighbors who witnessed Hancock just after the crash said they saw Hancock crawling under a bush on his hands and knees. Fort Thomas Matters was the only media outlet on scene and saw Lt. Jamey Gadzala recover hypodermic needles under that same bush, which are used for injecting narcotics.
"We were lucky that no one was walking along that stretch of sidewalk," said Lt. Rich Whitford. "It's a block down from an elementary school and directly at the entrance of a park where many families walk. It could have been a tragedy and is something we will not tolerate in Fort Thomas."
Along with Gadzala, Sgt. Chris Carpenter and Ofc. Zac Rohlfer of the Fort Thomas Police Department investigated and processed the scene.
|Hancock's work vehicle is in the background. FTM file.|