Reckless Driver Faces Drug Charges
By Jessie Williams
A 36-year-old Kentucky man faces multiple charges after driving his motorcycle recklessly and attempting to evade officers.
According to an affidavit of complaint filed by arresting officer Jason Vinson, the deputy was dispatched to Powell Road on December 7, 2022 following reports of a motorcycle traveling up and down the road, revving its engine.
Upon his arrival, the officer observed the motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed and he activated his sirens and lights in an attempt to perform a traffic stop.
The driver, however, proceeded to speed up and keep going.
Approximately .5 miles up the road, assisting officers were waiting in the roadway for the fleeing driver.
While attempting to go around them, the male subject lost control of the motorcycle and began evading law enforcement on foot.
During the foot pursuit, the officers were able to deploy a tazer and take the man into custody.
The driver, identified as Nicholas Mansfield, stated that he was in possession of methamphetamine prior to a pat down.
Officers discovered the meth in a clear, plastic bag inside his pocket.
A female passenger on the motorcycle was released to walk to a nearby relative’s home.
Mr. Mansfield was transported to the Macon County Jail where he was booked on the following charges: evading arrest, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, resisting stop/halt/arrest, manufacture/delivery or possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation (2 counts).
His bond was set at $29,000 and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on December 15, 2022 and March 22, 2023.