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DUI Collision with Police Cruisers

By Chris Taylor

La Center, KY – A Maryland man was arrested yesterday on multiple charges, including assault on a police officer. Kentucky State Police allege 25-year-old Ryan Hardesty deliberately drove his car into two Ballard County Sheriff's Department Patrol cruisers last Saturday. Hardesty charges include Aggravated DUI, three counts of criminal mischief, wanton endangerment of a police officer, 1st degree assault, and assault on a police officer. Hardesty is being held in the Ballard County Detention Center, as KSP investigators continue to look into the case.