Lexington police continue search for car that struck police horse

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comSeptember 20, 2013 

Lexington police Officer Ray Alexander and his horse Paco, who were injured in downtown Lexington on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

JACK BURNS — Jack Burns

Lexington police asked the public for help Friday in finding a car that struck a mounted officer's horse downtown on Thursday night, causing minor injuries to both.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said investigators were looking for witnesses and a black vehicle that is thought to be involved in the collision.

At 10:36 p.m. Thursday, police were called to West Main and Felix streets, near the Lexington Convention Center's Heritage Hall, where officer Raymond Alexander's horse, Paco, was struck. The accident caused Paco to rear and run, dumping Alexander onto the street.

Roberts said there was a tow truck in the area, and a gray or silver car whose drivers might have seen something. Police released a video Friday that included the tow truck and the car.

Alexander and Paco suffered minor injuries. Alexander was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment of neck and back pain, and was released, Roberts said.

Paco had some cuts and bruises on his legs but wasn't seriously hurt, and treatment is continuing, Roberts said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter: @vhspears.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service