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KSP Charges a Hazel Resident After Flipping Her Car

Date of News Release: 7/14/2017

Greenville, KY.(July 7, 2017) – KSP are investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred at the 53 mile marker of the Western Kentucky Parkway in Muhlenberg County on July 6, 2017 shortly after 7:00 p.m.

Trooper Curtis Crick was on a traffic stop on the WK Parkway when other motorists got his attention and made him aware of a silver Chevrolet passenger car that was driving reckless. Trooper Crick observed the car going off the left side of the parkway into the median, then swerving back onto the roadway before exiting the right side of the parkway and flipping her car multiple times.

Upon Trooper Crick making contact with the driver, Nicole M. Asbell, 31, Hazel, KY, she conscious and still clinging to a glass pipe in her hand that was warm with a burnt residue inside of it. Trooper Crick also found an open pack of “Mr. Happy Potpourri”, which is a synthetic drug.

Witnesses said that there were two dogs in the car with Asbell. Upon the car flipping, a small puppy was ejected, but found uninjured and is being cared for by one of the KSP Post 2 Troopers until other arrangements are made. The second dog, a Jack Russell/ Chihuahua mix, was never located.

Asbell was transported by Muhlenberg County EMS to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. Asbell was admitted to the hospital and Trooper Crick cited Asbell to court on the following charges:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Improperly on the Left Side of Road
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense
  • Possession of Synthetic Drugs 1st Offense
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Leaving the Scene of Accident
  • Residents Not to Use License of Other States

Trooper Crick was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Craig Engler, Muhlenberg County Sheriff Department, Muhlenberg County EMS and the Central City Fire Department.