UPDATE: Driver charged with DUI in accident with pedestrian

Matthew Carter/Fayette County Detention Center

UPDATE POSTED 11:30 A.M. JAN. 27, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police have identified the person arrested in connection with a car versus pedestrian accident late Tuesday night as 52-year-old Matthew D. Carter.

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He was charged with DUI, no registration, no operator’s license, and failure to maintain insurance. He was driving a Toyota 4Runner.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was arrested on DUI charges after hitting a pedestrian in Lexington on Tuesday night, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say it happened in the 1400 block of Russell Cave Road around 10:17 p.m.

According to investigators, the man who was hit is in his 50’s and was not in a crosswalk, but was further down in the road.  He was taken to UK Hospital with serious injuries, but was stable upon arrival, according to police.  His name wasn’t released.

Police say the driver accused of hitting the man is also in his 50’s.  His name wasn’t released.

Police tell ABC 36 News an off-duty officer responded to the scene within three minutes of the call, with additional units arriving just five minutes later.

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