Crime

Man charged Monday after 3 pedestrians hit by a car on Midland Avenue

Asiel Iraola-Lovaco
Asiel Iraola-Lovaco

A man was arrested and charged Monday after three pedestrians were struck on Midland Avenue where it becomes Winchester Road.

All three were taken to the hospital Sunday night after they were hit. One of the pedestrians sustained critical injuries, Lexington police Sgt. Ann Welch said Monday. The other two were injured, but the extent of their injuries was unclear.

Asiel Iraola-Lovaco, 25, was arrested early Monday and charged with three counts of first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence, Welch said.

Iraola-Lovaco was arraigned in Fayette District Court Monday afternoon and a not-guilty plea was made for him.

Iraola-Lovaco was booked into the Fayette County jail about 3:30 a.m., according to online jail records.

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