Man charged with DUI after crash in Perry County

CHAVIES, Ky. (WYMT) - A two vehicle head-on crash occurred on Highway 15 just north of Chavies Thursday night.

One man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

Police arrested James Watts after deputies say he was nearly three times over the legal limit for alcohol.

Two people in the vehicle hit by Watts were taken to the hospital. Their names and conditions are not known.

"The victims were traveling North towards Breathitt County. Mr. Watts was traveling in the same lane heading South. So he struck them head-on just above 28 near the Solid Waste Management entrance," said Chief Deputy Tony Eversole.

Watts is charged with driving under the influence, two counts of assault and reckless driving.

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