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Admitted drunk driver charged with attempted murder after crashing into motel room

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Theodore R. Robinson III (Source: LMDC) Theodore R. Robinson III (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A driver faces numerous charges including attempted murder after causing a crash with another vehicle and then driving through the wall of an occupied motel room in Shively while intoxicated, according to police.

Officers dispatched to a rollover injury accident just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Dixie Highway and Klages Avenue found one vehicle on its side against a broken utility pole. The other vehicle, operated by Theodore R. Robinson III, 30, of Louisville was inside a room at Clarke's Motel at 4700 Dixie Highway.

Robinson told police that he had tried to get the other vehicle to stop several times by hitting it. "I was trying to stop them like you guys," Robinson told the officers, according to their arrest report.

Two people inside the other vehicle and three people inside the motel room were taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not known.

Clarke's Motel sustained serious structural damage.

Three other people stopped at the scene of the crash and told police that they, too, were nearly hit by Robinson's car.

Robinson admitted drinking before the crash and failed a field sobriety test, Shively police said. He became violent while medics evaluated him at the scene of the crash, putting them in fear of physical injury, according to the arrest report.

Robinson was restrained and transported to jail. In addition to the attempted murder charge, he is also charged with wanton endangerment, menacing, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, failure to produce an insurance card, failure to maintain required insurance, no registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

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