Louisville man crashes vehicle in Spencer County and is charged with DUI

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By Shannon Brock

A Louisville man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle on Louisville Road last week.
Donald Buchanan, 53, of Iroquois Gardens Drive in Louisville, crashed his blue 2000 Ford SE on Louisville Road, also known as U.S. 31E, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
“Unit one hit two guard rails at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop,” according to the collision report filed by Spencer County Deputy Darren McClease.
A Bardstown man witnessed the accident and told McClease that “the operator of unit one passed him at a rate of 80 mph on a double yellow line.”
“He stated the unit was all over the roadway before striking the guard rail on the wrong side of the road,” the collision report says. “The unit then came back into the correct line of traffic and struck another guard rail.”
At that time the vehicle came to rest.
Upon arrival, McClease administered a field sobriety test and took Buchanan into custody for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Buchanan’s preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol reading of .187, according to the report. The legal limit is .08.
Buchanan was housed in the Shelby County Detention Center, but was released Sept. 24. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Spencer District Court on Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m.