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Stanton man accused of hitting officer with car is charged with wanton endangerment

Kenneth Brian Dunn, 33, is accused of hitting a Stanton police officer with a vehicle.
Kenneth Brian Dunn, 33, is accused of hitting a Stanton police officer with a vehicle. Powell County jail

A Stanton man has been charged with hitting a police officer with a vehicle.

Kenneth Brian Dunn, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of wanton endangerment of a police officer, according to Powell County jail records.

Early Friday morning, the Powell County dispatch center told Stanton police Sgt. Donovan Crabtree that an impaired motorist was in the Clay City area. Crabtree went to assist the Powell County Sheriff’s Office.

When officers approached the vehicle, the driver, identified as Dunn, sped off and his vehicle struck Crabtree, according to a Stanton police Facebook post. Dunn led officers on a high-speed chase, his vehicle almost striking other motorists, police said.

The car wrecked, and Dunn took off on foot, police said. Crabtree caught up to him and arrested him after Dunn resisted, according to police.

Dunn also charged with fleeing police, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and disregarding a stop sign.

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