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POLICE: Stool found embedded in vehicle of man charged with DUI

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an intoxicated driver almost ran over a man sitting on a stool -- and a key piece of evidence gave him away.

According to an arrest report, 20-year-old Richard T. Lee was driving his blue Chevy S-10 pickup truck on Red Roof Inn Place, near Bishop Lane just before 7 p.m. Monday, when he left the roadway and struck a building.

An individual happened to be sitting on a stool on the sidewalk nearby when it happened. Police say that person had to leap from the stool and "barely escaped being struck."

That's when Lee allegedly drove away.

Police say they later located Lee -- and noticed that a stool had been embedded into the grille of his truck. According to the arrest report, Lee's license was expired, he couldn't show proof of insurance and smelled strongly of alcohol.

Police say Lee also told them this was his fourth DUI -- something they say was confirmed through computer records -- and that he was already out on a $5,000 cash bail from a charge in Bullitt County.

Lee was charged with wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without proper registration plates and violating the conditions of his release.

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