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Driver cited for accident, faces inducing panic charge


Lucas W. Cummings, 24, of 7114 North St., Belle Center, was issued a summons for inducing panic Saturday evening, according to deputies of the Logan County Sheriff's Office.

Coincidentally, he also had been involved in an injury accident that morning at state routes 274 and 638.

Mr. Cummings reportedly was operating an eastbound car that stopped at the intersection about 11:40 a.m. He then drove into the path of a southbound car operated by Jeremy Liles, 36, of Belle Center.

Both drivers were transported by Huntsville squad to Mary Rutan Hospital. Mr. Liles reportedly sustained incapacitating injuries, while Mr. Cummings sustained non-incapacitating injuries.

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

Mr. Cummings was cited for failure to yield.

Later that day about 6:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Mr. Cummings’ address in reference to a complaint from his neighbors.

His neighbors reportedly were alarmed after they saw someone carrying a shotgun and shooting in the direction of their house.

Mr. Cummings told deputies he was shooting at his car that he had wrecked “to see what would happen.”

He was issued the summons.

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