Nicholasville man accused of leaving child in car, then driving while drunk

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 2, 2013 

A Nicholasville man was arrested after he left a child alone in a car, then drove away drunk, Danville police say.

Keith Stansell, 28, was arrested for driving under the influence after police stopped him in a Kroger parking lot, according to a news release from the Danville Police Department.

The officers then found that Stansell had left a 2-year-old girl alone in the car for more than 45 minutes while he was inside the store. The ignition had been turned off and temperatures were below freezing, according to the release.

The child was uninjured and was released to family members.

In addition to DUI, Stansell was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and several traffic offenses.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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