Police identify driver charged with hitting 4 people in downtown Louisville Tuesday night | New

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A man accused of punching four people in downtown Louisville late Tuesday night was in court Wednesday morning.

Two adults, a teenager and a young minor were standing on the sidewalk of 2nd and Market streets when they were shot around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to LMPD spokeswoman Officer Beth Ruoff.

Court documents said all four were taken to hospital in critical condition, but in an update Wednesday morning, Ruoff said the two adults remained in critical condition at University Hospital. of Louisville and that the teenager was in serious condition. She said the child was treated for minor injuries.

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Ruoff said the alleged driver was taken into custody after the incident. Court documents identify him as 33-year-old Michael Hurley. He was booked at Louisville Metro Corrections around 9:45 p.m.

Investigators said Hurley was trying to make a turn from East Market Street to North 2nd Street “but was unable to negotiate the turn.” It was then that he left the road and rolled onto the sidewalk, “where he slammed into a family of four standing on the sidewalk.”

Hurley told police responding to the scene that he had just taken hydrocodone and was “so tired he couldn’t go around,” according to the arrest report.

He is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections for assault, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, and driving without a driver’s license. His bail was set at $500,000 in cash.

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