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Hebron man indicted in crash that knocked engine out of car, sent 5 to hospitals

Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 13:08:54-04

BURLINGTON, Ky. — Boone County deputies arrested a Hebron man Monday who's accused of causing a severe crash while speeding and driving impaired last October.

A grand jury indicted 47-year-old Lawrence Giovanni of assault, three counts of wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

Witnesses told investigators that Giovanni was speeding at more than 100 mph in a BMW when he collided with another car on Oct. 13, 2018, at the intersection of Burlington Pike and McGrath Lane, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Giovanni, his three passengers and the other driver were all flown to either University of Cincinnati Medical Center or Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, deputies said.

The impact totally separated the engine from the other car, deputies said.

Giovanni posted bond and was released from the Boone County Detention Center, deputies said.