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POLICE: Louisville driver leaves three small children behind in crashed vehicle

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Timothy Tull (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Timothy Tull (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he crashed his vehicle into a tree, then ran away, leaving three small children behind inside the car.

According to an arrest report, an officer was called to the corner of S. 16th Street and Algonquin Parkway on Sunday, just before 3 p.m., after an injury accident took place there.

When officers arrived, they allegedly found 31-year-old Timothy Tull hiding in the bushes.

According to the arrest report, Tull had just fled the scene of a nearby car accident that police say he caused. After driving away from the scene of that accident, Tull crashed into a tree. 

Police say he then ran away from the crashed car, leaving behind three child passengers -- including his own 4-year-old daughter -- inside the vehicle.

Tull was, "dazed and confused and unable to walk," according to police, and "appeared to be intoxicated."

When confronted by police, Tull allegedly admitted to smoking spice -- a form of synthetic marijuana. Police say they found a bag of spice on the ground. 

Police say they believe Tull tried to flee the accident that he caused while intoxicated on spice. They also say that he, "put the kids at substantial danger of death by driving intoxicated and leaving them at the scene of the accident."

Tull was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence, trafficking in synthetic drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.

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