E’town man charged with DUI after crashing into parked car


An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants after he reportedly crashed the vehicle he was driving on Nicholas Ridge Road into a parked vehicle.

Michael Lyons, 39, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted; DUI and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, misdemeanor charges.

According to an arrest citation, Lyons consented to a blood-alcohol test at the Hardin County Detention Center and blew a .182 level. The legal level in Kentucky is .08.

Elizabethtown police were called to Nicholas Ridge Road and found Lyons and a woman walking down a street and they advised they had left the crash area, the citation stated. An officer could smell alcohol on both individuals.

The officer drove Lyons back to the crash scene where both vehicles were heavily damaged. The damage to the vehicle Lyons reportedly hit was at least $1,000.

According to the report, Lyons told police he didn’t want to take a sobriety test “because he was going to fail.’’

He was released Sunday afternoon on a $500 unsecured bond.

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