Man arrested after police chase in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say a man nearly ran down officers while trying to avoid being arrested.

Jermaine Benton now faces a long list of charges, including multiple counts of Wanton Endangerment.

According to an arrest report, Benton was a passenger in a vehicle when it was stopped by police. He had multiple warrants and refused to get out of the vehicle.

That's when police say he hopped into the driver's seat and took off, nearly hitting two officers.

Police say he then ran into another car with three people inside, one of them a two-year old child.

Benton is set to appear in court on Fayette District Court on Wednesday to answer to the charges.


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