A Jessamine County man flipped his van on South Main Street while a sheriff’s deputy was following him Wednesday afternoon.
Jesse Clay Reece, 22, of 8939 Sulphur Well Road faces charges of fleeing or evading police, driving with a suspended license and possibly DUI, Jessamine County sheriff’s spokesman Larry Oliver said.
The Jessamine County dispatch office sent out a call to try to locate a green van around 2 p.m. Sheriff’s deputy Ben Snyder located the van making a right turn onto Miles Road from South Central Avenue and “driving erratically at a high rate of speed,” Oliver said.
Snyder did not activate his emergency equipment, Oliver said, but got turned around and tried to follow the van. By the time Snyder had caught up and saw the van, Reece was on Longview Drive approaching South Main Street.
The van entered a gravel parking lot off Longview and continued into a paved portion of the lot before hitting a curb and turning over, coming to rest on its driver’s side in the center of South Main Street at the intersection with Kimberly Heights.
Reece did not attempt to flee after the accident, Oliver said; he was handcuffed and transported to Saint Joseph-Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center with minor injuries.
Oliver said authorities did not find any outstanding warrants on Reece.