BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Boyle County Sheriff says two teens are in custody, accused of throwing a large rock through the windshield of a deputy’s squad car early Sunday morning.
Authorities said Deputy Philip Dean was injured Sunday morning when the rock crashed through his windshield and caused him to crash his sport-utility vehicle, which flipped several times.
Dean “thought he got shot,” a Boyle County Sheriff’s official said of the rock attack.
Dean was responding to reports that someone was throwing rocks at semis along Lexington Road in the Danville area from a small, dark-colored Toyota.
Officials said Dean suffered broken bones and cuts but is expected to be OK. We’re told he has been released from the hospital.
The sheriff says the teens are facing charges including assault on a police officer.