Lexington police looking for driver accused of fleeing, almost hitting officers with car


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police released video of a man who fled from officers back in August, nearly striking them with a car in the process.

Investigator say attempts to identity the driver have so far been unsuccessful. They recently released video of the incident from the officers’ body-worn cameras in an effort to find new leads.

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On the morning of August 25, officers were dispatched to a gas station on Georgetown Road for a report of two people possibly asleep or unconscious in a running vehicle. Police say officers found a male driver and female passenger inside. Officers say the driver provided a false name and identification number. Officers say as they approached the vehicle a second time, the driver restarted the vehicle and fled the area, almost hitting them.

After a short chase, officers say they located the car crashed into a utility pole on Ash Street. The driver wasn’t there. The female passenger, who was the registered owner of the vehicle, remained on scene but could not provide information about the driver.

Authorities asks anyone with information about this investigation to contact Lexington Police. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020, or through their website.

To watch the body cam video, click here.