Bowling Green man arrested on DUI, hit-and-run charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Police arrested a man Saturday on charges related to striking a pedestrian while driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Bowling Green Police Department stated in a citation that they were dispatched to the intersection of Lost Woods Avenue and Nashville Road Saturday in response to a white Chevrolet Corvette hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene at around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

A BGPD officer stated they saw a white Corvette on Lynnwood Way driving toward Raintree Drive with shattered glass on the front windshield. The officer further stated they did a traffic stop on the vehicle and ordered the driver and passenger out.

The driver was identified as Bradley A. Thurmond, 39, of Bowling Green, according to police. BGPD further stated that Thurmond said he had hit someone with his car “who had walked out in front of him while he was doing burnouts.” Thurmond stated he was going to return to the accident, according to police. Both the driver and passenger were detained.

Police stated Thurmond also said there was marijuana in the car. A BGPD officer stated they determined that Thurmond was under the influence of alcohol and cannabis to the point of being a danger to himself and others and should not have been driving. Police said Thurmond’s driving placed the passenger’s life at risk of serious injury or death.

The citation further stated multiple witnesses on the scene said they saw Thurmond’s reckless driving and that he had struck a woman.

The release stated an officer searched Thurmond’s vehicle and found 236.7 grams of marijuana, followed by 238.7 grams of marijuana in a brown bag, a “blunt” weighing 1.6 grams, a “blunt” weighing 4.5 grams, 1.2 grams of marijuana next to the driver seat and $1,762.64.

Thurmond was arrested and charged with assault, second degree, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assist with a death or serious injury, wanton endangerment, first degree, trafficking in marijuana (between eight ounces and five pounds), first offense, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol .08, second offense (aggravating circumstances), reckless driving and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess.

Thurmond was lodged in Warren County Detention Center.

Further details on the condition of the pedestrian are unavailable at this time.