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Kenton Crash Leads to Pursuit, Drug Charges

A crash in southern Kenton County resulted in one driver fleeing the scene and another driver suffering serious injuries.

The two-vehicle crash happened after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Bracht-Piner Road (KY 14) and Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) in an unincorporated part of the county. Two firearms were found in one of the cars belonging to a driver that left the scene. Kenton County Police spokesman Scott Hardcorn told The River City News that there was no evidence to support the idea that the driver was armed when he fled, however.

Dogs were brought in to help search for the fleeing driver.

According to jail records, Kenton County Police arrested Joseph Douglas Soden, 25, on Tuesday evening.

A second driver suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Hardcorn said.

Douglas was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid to someone with serious injuries, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication in a public place, and having an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

This story will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

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