Man charged with wanton endangerment


A Radcliff man was arrested after allegedly fleeing from police while intoxicated.

Saul Cerda, 24, faces numerous charges including first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to a citation from Kentucky State Police, the incident began Friday night when Cerda allegedly failed to use his turn signal when turning onto Navajo Drive in Radcliff. When an officer turned on emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop, Cerda allegedly continued driving and began disregarding stop signs and stop lights.

When attempting to turn right onto an intersection of North Logsdon Parkway, Cerda reportedly struck a raised median and his vehicle became disabled, the citation said.

A passenger in the vehicle told police they asked Cerda to stop numerous times during the incident. Cerda told police he fled because he was intoxicated, the citation said.

An open container of alcohol and a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle, according to the citation.

In addition to the wanton endangerment charge, Cerda also is being charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving and other traffic-related offenses.

First-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison each, if convicted.

Cerda is lodged at the Hardin County DetenĀ­tion Center on a $2,500 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear this morning in Hardin District Court.

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