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Drunk father accused of running from crash scene, leaving 7-year-old screaming in street

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Nathan Stumler (Source: LMDC) Nathan Stumler (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Officers responding to a report of an intoxicated driver found a child crying and screaming in a street, and the child's father -- the driver of the vehicle -- nowhere around, according to an arrest report.

Police arrived on River Crest Drive late Friday night and discovered the upset 7-year-old girl, who told officers her father had struck something with the vehicle and ran over the curb before parking the car and running away on foot, leaving her behind. The girl gave officers her father's direction of travel. Police located his vehicle, which had been freshly damaged on the front end. The keys were in the ignition and the car was still running, the arrest report stated.

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Officers said they located the driver, Nathan Stumler, 25, a short distance away running from the area. Police reported Stumler was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.

Officers were unable to determine what Stumler had struck with his car.

He is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and first-degree wanton endangerment.

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