POLICE: Louisville man arrested after driving with injured woman on roof of car
Police say that when he wouldn't stop, several pedestrians took matters into their own hands...
Monday, December 29th 2014, 9:22 am EST
Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:33 pm EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after they say he hit a woman with his car, then kept right on driving with the pedestrian on the roof of his vehicle.
According to an arrest report, it happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, on Frankfort Avenue, near Westport Road.Police say 46-year-old John R. Cecil, Jr., was driving a black BMW eastbound on Frankfort Avenue, when he hit a woman who was walking in the crosswalk. Officers say the impact was so severe that it caused a dent in the front grill, windshield and roof of the vehicle, and knocked the woman out of her boot and jacket.
Police say she ended up on the roof of Cecil's car, but he kept on driving. It wasn't until several pedestrians blocked the roadway that Cecil finally turned and stopped on Breckenridge Lane, near Westport Road, according to police.
Witnesses allegedly told police that after Cecil came to a stop several hundred feet from the collision, he said, "What do you want me to do? Do you want my information?"
When officers arrived, the woman was taken to University Hospital. According to the arrest report, she sustained a fractured right shoulder and injuries to her knees. Police say that Cecil never offered to give her aid.
Police say Cecil smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, glassy, bloodshot eyes and told police he had consumed five alcoholic beverages. A portable breathalyzer test yielded a result of .351, according to the arrest report.
Cecil was arrested and charged with driving under the influence while on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and wanton endangerment.
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