Man hit by car, driver charged with assault

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A Bardstown man has been arrested on an assault charge after allegedly hitting a man with a car at a local gas station.

According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, officers were dispatched to Thompson Food Mart on W. Stephen Foster Avenue just after 1 a.m. Wednesday on report of a hit and run accident.

The victim told police he was struck by a blue car in the parking lot and identified the driver as 47-year-old Terry Hillard. The victim told police Hillard had allegedly been trying to fight him regarding a personal issue.

According to the citation, police reviewed surveillance video from the gas station, which showed the car drive out of view of the camera after the victim walked out of the gas station, and then speed back into view, backing into the victim and carrying him to the gas pumps before taking off around the building.

According to the citation, the victim was transported to Flaget Hospital for injuries and was not able to walk at the time.

Hillard was arrested a few hours later on Edelen Avenue and charged with first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. His arraignment on those charges was scheduled for Friday morning in Nelson Circuit Court.