Man charged after wreck on Bear Branch

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BEAR BRANCH – A Magoffin man is facing charges following a one-vehicle accident on Bear Branch Sunday.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, crews were dispatched to Bear Branch, where the driver of a vehicle had lost control, went over the embankment, struck the creek bank and rolled it over onto the driver’s side. 

When Middle Fork Volunteer Fire Department arrived, Gary Arnett, 46, of Salyersville, was climbing out of the pickup truck but noticed he was bleeding from his ears. 

Rescue crews requested a helicopter but were denied due to weather. Arnett was treated on the scene and put on a Transtar ambulance, but he then refused treatment.  

Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Cook worked the accident, citing Arnett with driving under the influence, second offense. 

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

Independent Photo || CARTER CONLEY
WRECK ON SUNDAY:  Crews responded to a truck on its side on Bear Branch Sunday, which resulted in the driver being charged.​