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Man hits 2 cars, arrested for DUI

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By Gayle Deaton

A Lawrenceburg man was arrested Saturday night after he crashed into two different vehicles injuring two people and fleeing from Kentucky State Police.

At about 8:25 p.m., KSP Trooper Hunter Martin responded to a call involving a two-vehicle collision on I-64 at the 32 mile marker, according to the police report.

When Martin exited his cruiser to investigate the collision, Allen W. Chambers Jr. fled the scene of the accident in his wrecked vehicle, the report said.

Chambers fled west bound on I-64 onto exit 32, the report said, where he lost control and struck another motor vehicle. Chambers then attempted to flee a second time in his wrecked vehicle but the report said police were able to use a taser on him to detain him.

Chambers was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence, operating on a suspended license, having an open container, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. Chambers was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

Occupants of both vehicles Chambers collided with were not identified but the report said both were transported to the Jewish Shelbyville Hospital for treatment.

KSP Post 12 was assisted by the Shelbyville Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing by KSP.