LOUISVILLE, KY : Man charged with DUI assault after passenger paralyzed in crash on Thursday, 11th May 2023
A Louisville man was arrested on Thursday morning accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing a vehicle leaving his passenger permanently paralyzed.
Ricardo Piura, 23, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, assault, criminal mischief and other charges for the incident that occurred on April 28 near the intersection of Outer Loop and Preston Highway.
According to an arrest report, Piura ran the red light at the intersection and crashed into an oncoming car.
Piura had a passenger in the back of the vehicle who had suffered permanent injury and was paralyzed with a broken back.