Jessamine Co. driver stuck in crashed car for hours

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky man who borrowed his friends' car and took it on a joy ride overnight ended up getting stuck for hours.

Police say the 21-year-old driver hit a guardrail at the John Nickell Boat Ramp around 5 a.m. on Kentucky 39 and River Road in Jessamine County.

Investigators tell WKYT's Andy Cunningham a constable spotted the wrecked car while doing some work in the area around 10 a.m.

"We were just at the right place at the right time," said Constable Bobby Sams.

The driver was uninjured and told the deputy he lost control while doing doughnuts. Because it was so cold and lack of cell service in that area, he stayed in the vehicle until daylight and help arrived.

"Could have been a lot worse, he's very lucky," Jessamine County Sheriff Sgt. Andy Neyman told WKYT.

He says the driver was cited for expired license but will not face any additional charges and they do not suspect drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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