A man accused of ramming an Alabama State Trooper’s patrol car is currently in the intensive care unit of The Medical Center and could face a charge of attempted murder, Alabama State Troopers said.
According to authorities, a trooper stopped a Ford Mustang for a traffic violation on Alabama 165 near County Road 24 in Russell County just after midnight Sunday. The driver, identified by authorities as 32-year-old James Wesley Mabry, of Fort Mitchell, Ala., was arrested for DUI. The trooper let Mabry’s passenger, identified by authorities as 33-year-old Richard William Curtician, of Fort Mitchell, leave with Mabry’s wife.
The trooper began driving Mabry to the Russell County Jail, when at some point he was allegedly “rammed” from behind by Curtician driving the Mustang. Both the trooper’s vehicle and the Mustang went off the road, reports state.
The trooper and Mabry were treated and released from the hospital. A Life Flight helicopter took Curtician to The Medical Center, where he remains in the intensive care unit, said Robyn Litchfield, spokeswoman with the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
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Sgt. Steve Jarrett said Curtician could face an attempted murder charge.