Lexington man arrested after pursuit

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Police arrested a Lexington man after he allegedly fled from officers and crashed into another car.

Zachary Ryan Dailey, 28, was arrested by Nicholasville Police on a number of offenses following the incident Sept. 16.

According to the arrest citation, officers were on patrol along U.S. 27 at 9:34 p.m. when a vehicle was recorded traveling at 89 mph in a 55 zone. After attempting to stop the vehicle, it turned onto Ashgrove Road where the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another car.

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The driver, identified as Dailey, got out of his car at the officer’s command. Dailey began speaking about a number of incidents and smelled of alcohol. While searching the car, officers found a container of suspected marijuana and a handgun.

Dailey was taken to St. Joseph Jessamine and spoke with an attorney, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was then cleared to be lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Dailey was charged with speeding, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, driving under the influence, possession of open container of alcohol in motor vehicle, failure to maintain insurance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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