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'It's crazy.' Motorist going wrong way on downtown street strikes vehicles.

Police respond to a report of an impaired driver crashing into several cars in downtown Lexington after going the wrong direction on a one-way street early Friday afternoon.
Police respond to a report of an impaired driver crashing into several cars in downtown Lexington after going the wrong direction on a one-way street early Friday afternoon. swalker@herald-leader.com

A motorist will be charged with driving under the influence after he struck at least three vehicles Friday while going the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Lexington, police said.

The man’s name was not immediately available because he had not been booked into the Fayette County jail. But once he is released from a local hospital, the driver will be charged, said Lexington police Lt. Andrew Daugherty.

There were no injuries from the incident reported at 11:09 a.m. Friday.

Mary Warren, 62, of Lexington was the driver of a Toyota Sienna van that was struck. She said she was driving north on South Limestone between Vine and High streets when a red car with an Arizona tag turned south onto Limestone against the northbound traffic.

“He hit a Mercedes and another little white car, and I was behind the white car. He didn’t hit me because I pulled up on the walk,” Warren said.

“And then he goes over to The Bank of the Bluegrass and he hit something over there, then turns around and he comes back (south on Limestone) and goes up on the walk and hits me,” Warren said. “Then he turns onto Vine and goes back and forth. The police came and they caught him up there by” the Lexington Transit Center on East Vine Street.

Warren said the van she was driving was struck in the rear.

“Everybody was running trying to stop him. …He almost ran over someone, too. It’s crazy.”

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