CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — Sunday, February 4th, 2024, Christian County, KY: Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding early Sunday morning and seized a firearm and synthetic drugs. A Hopkinsville man was arrested.

According to a citation by Deputy Collings, he observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 24 around the 85-mile marker eastbound. Deputy’s radar indicated 101 mph in a 70-mph zone.

Deputy Collings initiated a traffic stop and stopped the vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Dominique Darell Govan, off of JW Dixon Rd. in the Waffle House parking lot. As Collings approached the vehicle, Govan threw a handgun out of the window into the grass. Govan was taken into custody. An investigation on scene determined that Govan was a convicted felon, and the respondent in an active Kentucky Domestic Violence Order. Govan also had another outstanding Emergency Protection Order and an active warrant that needed to be served. A search of Govan’s vehicle yielded open containers of alcohol and synthetic narcotics.

Govan was arrested and charged with the following:


-Reckless Driving

-No Insurance

-No registration Receipt

-Operating on a Suspended License

-Disregarding a Traffic Control Device

-Possession of Open Alcohol Containers

-Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

-Tampering with Physical Evidence


Released by:

Chris Miller

Public Information Officer

Christian County Sheriff’s Office