Pursuit charges sent to grand jury

Published 10:44 am Friday, August 30, 2019

A Winchester man who allegedly led deputies on a high-speed pursuit while intoxicated waived most of his charges to the grand jury.

Nathan Brank, 49, of 28 Buckner St., was arrested Aug. 15 following an incident which started with a speeding complaint on Interstate 64.

Wednesday in Clark District Court, Brank decided not to have a preliminary hearing. One of his cases, including charges of speeding, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to wear a seat belt, resisting arrest, disregarding a stop sign and disregarding a traffic control device, went to the grand jury for its consideration.

Email newsletter signup

A second case with charges of speeding, failure to produce an insurance card and expired registration receipt was dismissed.

In court documents, Clark County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Estes said he was stopped along Interstate 64 when he clocked a vehicle traveling at 105 mph in a 70 mph zone. Estes said he caught up to the vehicle near exit 96 and attempted to stop it on North Maple Street.

Estes said the vehicle continued erratically until it stopped in front of a residence on Buckner Street. The driver, later identified as Brank, refused to get out of the vehicle and was removed by deputies, according to the arrest citation. Estes found an empty bottle of vodka and a cup containing alcohol and ice inside the vehicle.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

email author More by Fred