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Louisville man faces several charges after crash that seriously injured two passengers

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Derrick Easton (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Derrick Easton (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man was driving while impaired when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 late Wednesday evening. 

According to the arrest report, it happened around 11:30 p.m. on July 16. When officers arrived at the scene in the westbound lanes of I-64 at the 2.8 mile marker, they allegedly found two seriously injured people lying on the ground against the barrier wall. Police say 59-year-old Derrick Easton was nearby. Police say Easton told them the car was his and that he was driving before the crash. 

Both victims were taken to the hospital with back, neck and head injuries. 

Easton allegedly said he lost control of the vehicle and struck the left barrier wall, then crossed all three lanes and struck the right barrier wall. 

Police say Easton smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. According to the arrest report, Easton could not perform field sobriety tests, and refused to take a breath or blood test. 

Easton is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, wanton endangerment, assault, and failure to maintain required insurance. 

He was being held at Metro Corrections on a $50,000 cash bond.  

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