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Pregnant woman airlifted after being struck by automobile on rampage

23-year-old Breeding man arrested by KSP, Adair Sheriff's Office, on numerous charges
The Adair Co Sheriff's Office (SO) was called out to Heather Lane in Green Hills where a man was reportedly running through yards with his car, early Sunday morning, April 16, 2006.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Burton had arrived at the Green Hills scene and found that a woman, five months pregnant, had been hit by a car.

She was airlifted from Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, for injuries to her and her unborn child.The Sheriff's Office citation charges that Adam Phipps, 23, Breeding, KY, drove his car through several yards and mailboxes and that he struck the woman with his car, causing severe injury to her and her unborn child. According to Deputy Sheriff Burton, Phipps left the scene.

Phipps was arrested at his residence by KSP Trooper James Richard on traffic and other charges. The arrest was made 14 miles south of Columbia on North Brown Road.

Phipps was charged by the KSP with DUI aggravated circumstances, expired registration plates, no registration receipt, and careless driving.

The KSP also charged Phipps, with possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs not in proper container.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Burton arrested Phipps, charging him with 1st degree assault and with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. According to the Adair County Sheriff's Office, other charges are pending in the matter.

The Adair SO had Phipps' 1987 Volvo towed.

He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Burton is continuing his investigation into the case.
Story information from Kentucky State Police Post 15 and Adair County Sheriff's Office

This story was posted on 2006-04-17 19:19:51
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