Danville man arrested after collision with police officer

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

On Monday, May 6 at 11:47 p.m., an on-duty Danville Police officer was involved in a collision at the intersection of S. 4th Street and W. Walnut Street.

Danville Police K-9 Officer Keith Addison was operating his patrol vehicle traveling south on S. 4th Street approaching the intersection of W. Walnut Street. Addison had a green light and proceeded through the intersection.  While in the intersection, Addison’s vehicle was struck by a 2006 Dodge Charger that was traveling west on West Walnut Street.

The Charger was being operated by 21-year-old Brandon Fearing of Danville. Investigators determined that Fearing had disregarded the traffic control device and was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision.  This was confirmed by witness statements and video evidence.

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Officer Addison was treated as a precautionary measure at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and released.  Danville Police K-9, Samu, was in the vehicle at the time and was uninjured.

Fearing failed a series of field sobriety tests and was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (controlled substance), reckless driving, disregarding a traffic-control device, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and no insurance.

Fearing was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.  Danville Police are continuing the investigation.