Jessamine County

Police: A red BMW in a hurry plowed into a deputy’s SUV, downtown building. Here’s why.

The red BMW convertible allegedly hit a a police cruiser and plowed into a downtown Nicholasville building. The driver Robin Terry, 42, has been charged.
The red BMW convertible allegedly hit a a police cruiser and plowed into a downtown Nicholasville building. The driver Robin Terry, 42, has been charged. WKYT and Jessamine County jail

An Ohio woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly sped through a downtown Nicholasville red light, hit a police cruiser and crashed into a building Tuesday night.

According to the arrest citation, Robin Terry, 42, was seen speeding, in a 2011 red BMW convertible, down Nicholasville's South Main Street where she passed multiple vehicles in the turn lane, sped through a red light and struck the passenger side of a Jessamine County Sheriff's Office cruiser, endangering the deputy in the vehicle.

After hitting the cruiser, the momentum of the vehicle propelled it into a nearby occupied building at the intersection of Main and Maple streets, causing significant damage to the building and endangering an employee inside, the citation said.

"The deputy is OK, he's doing fine," said Chief Deputy Allen Peel of the deputy who was in the SUV cruiser when it was struck. As of Wednesday morning, the injured deputy had been released from the hospital, Peel added.

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The deputy that was in the damaged cruiser is reported to be OK, the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Department said. Provided by Chief Deputy Allen Peel

After hitting the building, Terry exited the BMW "and claimed no pain," the arrest citation said. She was later taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for a broken left arm.

Terry had been driving recklessly on the highway prior to hitting the cruiser and could not understand basic law enforcement requests after the accident, the citation said. Terry was under the influence of an unknown substance, police said.

Among other charges, Terry is charged with DUI and first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer. Tests by officers at the scene revealed no presence of alcohol and blood tests are still pending. According to the citation, Terry is from Cincinnati.

Workers on the damaged building told WKYT that there is structural damage to the building, which is an appraisal office.

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The red BMW convertible that Terry allegedly crashed into a police cruiser and a nearby building. Provided by WKYT

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