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January 18, 2013

Police make two arrests following DUI incidents downtown

RICHMOND — A Richmond man faces numerous charges after police say his attempt to avoid paying a tow bill Friday night led to his nearly striking two people with his vehicle.

Stanley Gross, 35, of South Second Street, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain auto insurance, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, theft of services and theft of identity of others.

At 1:02 a.m., an RPD officer reported seeing a vehicle driven by Gross attempting to elude towing company workers who were in the process of removing his vehicle from the Central Bank parking lot.

“Gross was attempting to remove his vehicle without paying the tow bill and damaged the tow boot on the tow truck,” RPD Chief Larry Brock said in a news release. “In the process, he nearly struck two persons in the area on foot and caused damage to the landscaping by driving through it in his escape attempt.”

When Gross saw the police officer, he got out of his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, Brock said. He was subdued by the tow truck employees, and Gross also resisted the officer’s efforts to take him into custody, according to the RPD.

“At this point the officer observed that Gross was intoxicated,” Brock said.

After he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, Gross gave the name and date of birth of another person, according to the RPD. His true identity was subsequently determined, and he also was served on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court in Boyle and Fayette counties.

KSP charges man with DUI, fleeing at scene of West Main incident

A KSP trooper assisting at the scene of the incident involving Gross charged another man with fleeing from police and driving under the influence.

Trooper Keith Parke was out of his cruiser on West Main Street when he flagged down a vehicle he noticed being operated in a reckless manner, according to KSP Post 7 spokesperson Trooper Paul Blanton.

Parke spoke with the driver, 53-year-old Brian Franburg, and determined he could possibly be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Blanton said. Parke ordered Franburg to pull over to the shoulder of the road.

However, Franburg drove away from Parke and headed toward Tates Creek Road, Blanton said. Parke got in his cruiser and pursued Franburg.

When Parke caught up with the vehicle, Franburg pulled it over to the shoulder and got out with his hands up, Blanton said.

Franburg also was charged with driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, reckless driving, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, obstructed vision and/or windshield, failure to or improper signal and failure to wear seat belts.

Franburg was booked into the Madison County Detention Center at 2:43 a.m.

Blanton noted that Franburg was not involved with the wreck on West Main Street, which was investigated by the Richmond Police Department.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

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