Woman charged with DUI, wanton endangerment after crashing into houses

Published 2:10 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020

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A Jessamine County is facing wanton endangerment charges after she allegedly crashed into two houses, including one bedroom where two children were sleeping.

According to Nicholasville Police, Leidy Carolina Quiroga Bautista, 27, of 125 Ridge View Drive, was arrested Dec. 22 on Rowanberry Drive.

Police said Bautista admitted to having two shots and one beer prior to the crash. She also said she had been in an argument with her girlfriend and sped away.

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Officers were called to Rowanberry Drive at 4:50 a.m. Dec. 22, after Bautista’s vehicle hit and damaged two homes. One of those, at 105 Rowanberry Drive, was struck outside a bedroom where two small children were sleeping, according to the citation. No one was injured.

Police said Bautista had fled the scene when they arrived, but they found her lying in the grass several houses away.

She was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and single counts of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.