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Louisville man with seven DUI convictions arrested for DUI

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John Przybylek (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) John Przybylek (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they arrested a man and charged him with DUI Monday night -- and it wasn't his first DUI offense.

In fact, police say it was at least his eighth.

According to arrest reports, 32-year-old John Przybylek already had seven DUI convictions on his criminal record -- three of which had been in the past five years -- when officers saw him rear-end a vehicle on Hurstbourne Parkway with his Ford Escape, just after 8 p.m.

Police say Przybylek then put his vehicle in reverse and tried to back up, but pulled forward again and hit the back of the victim's vehicle a second time.

Przybylek then backed up a second time, according to police, and pulled around the vehicle, "fleeing the accident scene," driving toward Bardstown Road. 

"While doing so, he passed several cars at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic," police say.

Police tried to stop Przybylek at the corner of Bardstown Road and Hurstbourne Parkway, but police say he continued to drive a short distance, despite the fact that his vehicle was "spewing fluids."

He eventually stopped, "after it was apparent that his vehicle became disabled," police say.

Police say they could smell alcohol coming from Przybylek's breath, and he had dilated pupils and slurred speech.

According to the arrest report, he showed "an extreme indifference to the value of human life and created a risk of death or serious physical injury to the motorist he hit and others around him after fleeing from the accident."

He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid and assistance, wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on a DUI suspended license and reckless driving.

He is currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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