Man charged with DUI after hitting pedestrian in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Officials say they charged a man with a DUI and assault after he ran into a pedestrian.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s office arrested 64-year-old Richard Peace early Saturday after they say he ran into a pedestrian while driving drunk.
Officials say Peace ran into 53-year-old Mark Wagers on Kentucky 1223.

Wagers was airlifted to UK Hospital with what officials described as multiple face fractures and a leg injury.

Peace is charged with assault and a DUI and is currently being lodged at the Laurel County Correctional Facility.

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