Louisville man charged with DUI after crashing vehicle with 7-year-old daughter inside
A Louisville man is facing serious charges after police say he crashed his car while driving under the influence with his 7-year-old daughter inside.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing serious charges after police say he crashed his car while driving under the influence with his 7-year-old daughter inside.
According to the arrest report, it happened Monday around 7 p.m. That's when police were called to westbound lanes of Interstate 64 at Blankenbaker on reports of reckless driving and a single-vehicle crash. When officers arrived, witnesses advised them that they saw two black vehicles racing in the area before the suspect, 30-year-old Dustin Gantt, crashed.
One witness who identified herself as a nurse, told an officer that Gantt refused to let her help his daughter, even though she had "visible injuries to her neck." Police say Gantt told an officer that EMS had already treated his daughter, but "this was not true." Police say the child's aunt showed up at the scene and assisted with the child who was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital by EMS.
Police say the child's aunt also told them that Gantt may have been drinking and that he had tried to drive under the influence with the child in the car in the past.
Gantt was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and DUI. He's being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $25,000 cash bond.
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