Man arrested after police chase
A Mount Vernon man faces a number of traffic and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase Friday through Boyle, Garrard and Jessamine counties, police said.
Lesley A. Bryant was charged with speeding 72 miles per hour in a 55 zone, first-degree fleeing or evading police, two counts of reckless driving, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, six counts of disregarding a traffic control device, third offense driving with a license suspended for driving under the influence of intoxicants, and DUI (illegal drugs). Domestic violence charges are pending, police said.
Boyle County Sheriff LeeRoy Hardin said officers got in pursuit on U.S. 150 east of Danville when Bryant allegedly was speeding. The pursuit ended when Bryant's vehicle struck a Nicholasville city limit sign and he fled on foot.