Shelbyville man accused of leaving scene of injury crash
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Shelbyville man was arrested Friday evening after police say he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, driving away and leaving at least one person injured.
According to an arrest report, it happened just before 5 p.m. on Seventh Street near Washington Street in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say they were called to that location on a report of a hit-and-run crash with injuries. According to the arrest report, a man and a woman were found inside a car that had been hit by a black Mitsubishi that left the scene. The man, a passenger, was transported to the hospital with back injuries.
Police say the female driver and two other witnesses were able to provide police with a good description of the man driving the Mitsubishi, as well as his vehicle registration number.
At about the same time, police say they received a report of a vehicle that had crashed on nearby Pearl Street.
When police responded to that scene, they found and arrested 30-year-old Eric Hay. Police say that, while driving away from the previous crash, Hay crashed the Mitsubishi into a concrete wall. Police say he then got out of the vehicle, ran through several yards and tried to run into the woods, before police caught him.
Police say Hay was "heavily intoxicated" and had an open, almost empty, container of alcohol in his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
He was later arrested and charged with numerous offenses, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render assistance, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, third-degree criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, fleeing or evading police on foot, failure to register or transfer title of a motor vehicle, failure of a non-owner operator of a vehicle to maintain required insurance and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Hay is currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.
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