By Jim Hannah
Enquirer staff writer
ALEXANDRIA - A southern Campbell County man police say caused a double fatality last week on U.S. 27 is facing two counts of murder.
Scott D. Robinson, 34, of the 90 block of Golfview Drive, is being held with no bond at the Hamilton County Justice Center pending extradition to Kentucky.
Robinson, who has three prior drunken-driving convictions, is accused of driving drunk Thursday evening when he forced another car into oncoming traffic, said acting chief Keith Hill of the Campbell County Police Department. He said Robinson did not yield to traffic as U.S. 27 narrowed to two lanes near Moreland Road.
"I believe it was an act of road rage," said Hill.
The resulting wreck killed Randy Stevens III, 35, and Constantine Petrovic, 52, both of Falmouth, and injured three others, including Robinson, who had to be flown by helicopter to University Hospital, where he received treatment for his injuries.
Robinson's flatbed truck made contact with Stevens' pickup truck near Moreland Road. The impact forced Stevens' pickup truck into the northbound lane, where it hit a pickup truck driven by Petrovic, according to police. Stevens' pickup then hit another pickup sitting at a stop sign on Moreland Road.
Robinson's truck eventually landed on its top off to the side of the road at least two-tenths of a mile south of the other three wrecked vehicles.
Many serious wrecks have occurred over the years along this stretch of U.S. 27, also known as Alexandria Pike. The entire 23-mile stretch of the highway through Campbell County is scheduled to be expanded to four lanes by 2007.
Thursday's wreck left such a confusing and spread out crash scene that Hill said it took more than two hours for investigators to begin to understand what happened. The road was closed for nearly six hours.
Robinson's license was suspended at the time of the wreck because of three drunken-driving convictions, Hill said. The convictions were in Breathitt, Laurel and Campbell counties. More information about his convictions was not available Tuesday.
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