Henry County woman arrested after I-71 crash left 1 victim in critical condition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman is facing several charges after police say she drove drunk, causing a wreck that left one woman in critical condition.

According to an arrest warrant, the crash occurred on Sept. 22, in the northbound lanes of I-71, at the 38 mile marker, near the line between Trimble and Henry counties.

Police say that at about 2:30 a.m., 47-year-old Carrie McGuire was driving in the southbound lanes, when she crossed over the median into the northbound lanes and hit another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

Two women from Tennessee were in the other car. One of them suffered several broken bones. The other was taken to University Hospital and, as of Sept. 28, was listed in critical condition.

Her current condition is not known.

Police say when they arrived, they could smell alcohol on McGuire's breath. She initially told officers she'd had one beer after work. Later, when they took her to a medical center to have her blood drawn, she told them she'd had two beers.

She also tried to call her attorney, but was unable to because she didn't know the phone number, according to police.

McGuire was taken to the Oldham County Detention Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change. 

Those charges are misdemeanors.

According to online court records, McGuire pleaded guilty to DUI on Sept. 25. She was eventually released and ordered to attend an alcohol driver education program.

But on Sept. 28, a warrant was issued for her arrest for first-degree assault -- a felony charge. She was taken into custody on Thursday.

She is currently being held in the Oldham County Detention Center.

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