Officer And Partner Recovering--Suspect Arrested

Sep 23, 2013

Officer Ray Alexander and his partner Paco
Officer Ray Alexander and his partner Paco

LEXINGTON, Ky--A motorist who's accused of hitting a mounted officer has turned himself into police.

Police say 45-year old William Grimes of Georgetown was behind the wheel of the black car that sideswiped Lexington Mounted Police Officer Ray Alexander, knocking him off his horse Paco and sending him to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.  Paco suffered cuts and bruising and is expected to make a full recovery.  

Grimes was allegedly on his cell phone programming his GPS at the time of the accident and he did not stop.  Grimes is charged with assaulting a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.