Motorcyclist killed by alleged drunk driver on New Cut Road

Police say the suspect was given a portable breath test and registered nearly twice the legal limit.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 10:20 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 10:22 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville man is in jail following a deadly motorcycle wreck in South Louisville.

Shwe Tun, 55, allegedly pulled his car out in front of a motorcyclist near the 5600 block of New Cut Road, causing the motorcyclist to crash. The driver of the motorcycle died later at the hospital.

The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

Shwe was arrested for murder and driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to an arrest citation, Tun’s blood alcohol level was at .149, which is over the .08 legal limit.

Shwe appeared in court on Tuesday and his bond is set at $250,000.