Louisville man charged with DUI after injury crash on Watterson Expressway
A Louisville man is facing serious charges after police say he caused a crash on the Watterson Expressway that sent his passenger to the hospital while driving under the influence of alcohol.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing serious charges after police say he caused a crash on the Watterson Expressway that sent his passenger to the hospital while driving under the influence of alcohol.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-264. Police say 27-year-old Tyson Brown was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Cobalt when the left rear quarter panel of the car hit the center concrete wall near the 13 mile marker. Police say Brown over corrected and crossed through four lanes of traffic before continuing into the right shoulder and the grassy area. The car then struck the concrete retaining wall at the Poplar Level Road exit before it spun out and flipped.
Police say Brown's passenger was ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to University Hospital, and police say her injuries are considered life-threatening.
According to the arrest report, after Brown crawled from the overturned car an officer noticed Brown "smelled of the odor of alcohol." He was taken to the hospital before being arrested around 4 a.m.
Brown refused to allow blood to be drawn at the scene, so police issued a search warrant for two Kentucky State Police blood kits.
Brown is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $50,000 full cash bond.
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