Police say one person hit by car after Louisville DUI suspect smashes through bedroom wall
The suspect was arrested on Sunday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after officials say he drove under the influence, fled from police and hit a home while six people were inside. Police say one person inside the home was hit.
Salomo Ralison, 54, was arrested on Sunday at his home in the 5800 block of Russett Boulevard, not far from Ridgecrest and Rangeland Roads.
According to a police report, an officer saw a black Honda Pilot at the intersection of Robinwood Road and Russett Boulevard that was without a license plate. Authorities say the officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled.
Officials say another officer saw the same vehicle in a driveway a short time later and tried to approach the vehicle. Police say the vehicle then fled by going through a yard.
At around 9:30 p.m., dispatch told an officer that a vehicle hit a home with six people inside in the 5500 block of Robinwood Road. Investigators say one of the occupants in the home was hit "when the vehicle came through the wall of the bedroom."
Authorities say after the vehicle hit the house, Ralison allegedly "backed up into a motorist who witnessed the event" and had tried to get Ralison out of his vehicle.
Police say Ralison allegedly fled again and hit a mailbox in the 5000 block of Runic Way. According to police records, he left that area and returned to his home.
According to police, victims at the scene described the vehicle to officers. Authorities say police found the vehicle matching a victim's description in a parking lot and that it had "heavy front end damage and insulation from the house stuck on the car." Police say an officer observed Ralison sitting outside his apartment with the vehicle's keys and that he had insulation from the house on his pants.
Police say Ralison "failed to produce any insurance information, and the vehicle had a cancelled registration plate for failure to maintain insurance."
The police report says Ralison's breath "smelled strongly" of alcohol, he was "unsteady on his feet," and had "blood shot eyes."
Ralison is charged with wanton endangerment, DUI, fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident, not having registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.
He appeared in court on Monday morning and is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.
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