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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured by Drunk Driver in Louisville Accident

Posted on Jan 04, 2012
On December 12th, 2011, a serious Louisville car and motorcycle accident occurred around 7:00 on Monday night. According to Louisville Metro Police, the crash occurred at the corner of Popular Level Road and Naomi Drive.

A motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Popular Level Road, when a driver of a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis rammed into the back of the motorcycle. According to the police report, 30-year-old Deon L. Eiland, the driver of the Mercury, was found to be “at fault” in the accident.

When police officers arrived on the accident scene, they noticed Eiland smelled of alcohol and was slurring his speech. They also indicated in their report that he had red, bloodshot eyes and was unstable on his feet. Officers also noted in the report that they couldn’t perform a sobriety test on Eiland because he was aggressive and “physically abusive.”

Eiland was taken to Louisville Metro Corrections and also refused to take a blood alcohol test. Police obtained a search warrant in order for them to take blood samples. The Kentucky State Police lab ran these samples.

Police arrested Eiland and charged him with wanton endangerment, first-degree assault, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

The injured motorcyclist was transported to University Hospital for medical care. It was reported that he sustained critical injuries, including multiple internal injuries and an open skull fracture. Police stated that “he was intubated and on life support.”

As this motorcyclist is clinging to life, the attorneys of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our thoughts and well wishes to him and to his family during this difficult time. We also would like to remind drivers to never get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

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