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POLICE: Man drove car into the Clarke Motel

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man was arrested after police say he caused traffic crashes that sent several people to the hospital.

Shively Police responded to a rollover injury accident at Dixie Hwy. and Klages Ave. around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. When officers arrived at the scene, they say they found two vehicles: one was on its side, and had come to rest against a broken utility pole; the other vehicle was found inside a room of the Clarke Motel at 4700 Dixie Highway.

Both people inside the vehicle that came to rest against the utility pole were taken to University Hospital with unknown injuries.

According to the arrest report, that vehicle was operated by 30-year-old Theodore Robinson, and had been driven into a room at the Clarke Motel at 4700 Dixie Highway. Police say Robinson told them that he had tried to get the vehicle to stop several times from Taylor Blvd.

Robinson then told authorities that before the car entered the motel, he hit the other vehicle twice in an effort to get his car to stop. Robinson said, "I was trying to stop them like you guys," according to police. Robinson also told authorities that he kept rear-ending the other vehicle.

Three witnesses stopped and told police they were nearly hit by Robinson. Three people were inside the motel room when Robinson's car entered. They were taken to area hospitals. The Clarke Motel suffered serious structural damage resulting from the crash. Two occupants from another room at the motel were taken to U of L Hospital with unknown injuries.

According to police, Robinson smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and had difficulty following officer commands. Officers say Robinson admitted he had been drinking.

Police say Robinson became violent with EMS workers who tried to treat him at the scene and in the ambulance. Police then restrained Robinson and took him into custody.

Robinson faces a number of charges including attempted murder, wanton endangerment, menacing behavior, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to maintain insurance, not having a registration receipt, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

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