October 31, 2011 – Louisville, Ky. – According to a news story on WLKY, a 33-year-old man is being charged with DUI, amongst other charges, after he caused 2 accidents early in the morning on Thursday, October 27.
Curtis T. Rearden was in the midst of fleeing an accident he previously caused when he crashed into a police car at the crossroads of Baxter Avenue and Payne Street, shortly after 1 a.m.
According to police reports, Rearden was slurring his speech and stumbling upon his arrest. He also failed several field sobriety tests and blew a .0310 blood alcohol level. Reports also indicate that Rearden was driving a speed that was unsafe given the weather conditions.
The police vehicle sustained $1,000 worth of damages and Rearden is now facing several charges, which include DUI, criminal mischief, negligent driving, and fleeing an accident scene.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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