Louisville officer identified in Jeffersonville Overlook accident
By Gary Popp, News and Tribune
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (News and Tribune) - A man suspected of
sending his vehicle airborne off of the Jeffersonville Outlook while driving
drunk May 17 has been identified as a Louisville Metro Corrections Officer.
Kyle Ferguson, 28, Louisville, was
taken to University of Louisville Hospital for injuries he sustained during the
incident that included a head injury, broken femur and other substantial
injuries, according to the Jeffersonville Police Department report of the
Police were originally dispatched
about 4 a.m. to Thorntons gas station on East 10th Street in reference to an
intoxicated person. As officers responded, dispatch alerted them that a male
subject, later identified as Ferguson, had left the area in a blue Jeep.
An officer traveling northbound on
Spring Street saw a blue Jeep traveling south on the roadway in her direction.
"I observed the Jeep swerving
repeatedly across the center line and was traveling at very excessive
speeds," the officer reported. "The Jeep ran up onto the curb at
least two times and overcorrected the wheel, swerving into my lane of
The officer reported Ferguson was
traveling possibly 70 mph as he drove toward the intersection of East Market
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