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January 8, 2013

Man intentionally hits motorcycle with truck, KSP says

RICHMOND — Register Staff Report

A Lincoln County man was charged Friday after police say he intentionally rammed a motorcycle carrying his ex-girlfriend and another man, sending them both to the hospital.

Christopher A. Lanigan, 40, of Eubank, was charged with first-degree assault and two counts of wanton endangerment, according to the Madison County Detention Center website.

Lanigan was driving a full-size pickup truck Friday evening in a parking lot along Highway 595, according to Kentucky State Police Post 7 spokesperson Trooper Paul Blanton. Further details about where the incident occurred were not available prior to deadline.

Lanigan’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were riding a motorcycle when Lanigan struck them with the truck, Blanton said.

Lanigan told police he was trying catch up with them to talk about some custody issues, and he did not see the motorcycle in front of him.

Both motorcycle riders were taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. The male victim suffered several broken bones, including two ribs, his ankle, a finger and his hand, according to a family member.

Lanigan was still at the jail Tuesday afternoon under a $100,000 bond. First-degree assault is a Class B felony that carries a sentencing range of 10 to 20 years in prison.

UPDATE (April 3, 2013): On Feb. 20, Lanigan appeared in Madison District Court. The most serious charge of first-degree assault was amended to attempted assault, and then dismissed along with one of the first-degree wanton endangerment charges, according to court records. The third charge of first-degree wanton endangerment was amended to misdemeanor second-degree wanton endangerment.

Lanigan pleaded guilty to second-degree wanton endangerment and received a sentence of seven days in jail, which was time he had already served after his arrest and prior to posting bail. He paid a court fine of $153.

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