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Louisville man charged with DUI, hit and run Monday morning

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A Louisville man faces five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after an early morning collision Monday that injured three people.

According to a post-arrest complaint from the Bardstown Police Department, police were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Ky. 245 and Old Nazareth Road just after midnight where they found a minivan severely damaged on the passenger side.

Around the same time, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a second vehicle about three or four miles down the road where the driver claimed to have hit a deer.

Arriving at the scene of the second car, police observed the driver, 38-year-old Timothy Wayne Baisch, outside of the vehicle who appeared to be intoxicated. Baisch's car had heavy front-end damage with blue paint matching the color of the minivan down the road, according to the report. Baisch maintained he had struck a deer, but police found no evidence of a deer being hit on the car or the roadway, according to the report.

The occupants of the minivan told police they were struck in the passenger side by a white four-door car, which matched the description of Baisch’s vehicle. There were five people in the minivan at the time of the collision and three were injured.

When police encountered Baisch, the report states, he smelled of alcohol and was unable to maintain balance as a sobriety test was conducted. Basich was arrested on five felony counts of endangerment, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. His arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court was set for Monday.