Roll-over Accident in Hikes Point Involves Driver DUI

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October 31, 2011 – Hikes Points, Ky. – A news story on Courier-Journal reports of a driver who was driving under the influence and crashed into another vehicle causing an injury accident on Wednesday, October 26.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane. According to the article, Michael C. Hash, 34, was driving under the influence when he smashed into another vehicle, which resulted in the car flipping over.

The driver inside the vehicle that rolled over sustained critical injuries that are defined as life-threatening by authorities. The victim is recovering at University Hospital.

Hash fled the scene but was found several blocks away by the Louisville Metro Police. Hash blew a .205 blood alcohol level and is now facing charges of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and assault. He could be facing deeper penalties if the victim is unable to survive his injuries.

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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