Brief pursuit leads to weekend DUI arrest

Winchester Police arrested a Lexington man after he allegedly fled from officers Friday night while intoxicated.

Mike A. Peters, 57, was charged with reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence (third offense), driving on a DUI-suspended operator’s license (second offense) and failure to maintain insurance (second offense).

According to court documents, officers responded to a call of a reckless driver on Lexington Road at 10:14 p.m. Friday. Officers located the vehicle near Bypass Road and Redwing Drive, and observed it cross the center line multiple times.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped away, before stopping abruptly for a red light near Pedro Way. Then it sped up again, before finally stopping on April Way, according to the arrest citation.

When officers approached the vehicle, the driver smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. According to the citation, the driver, identified as Peters, admitted that he had “too much” bourbon to drink, and that he couldn’t pass any field sobriety tests.

Peters was arrested and lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

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