NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Nicholasville man is accused of driving recklessly with “bloodshot and glassy eyes” before being arrested on Sunday.

At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Harrodsburg police said they saw 32-year-old Justin Reister leaving the area of Octoberfest and that he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Authorities proceeded to follow Reister as he made his way into his vehicle.

According to an arrest citation, Reister was driving with an expired registration and was seen driving on Louisville Road in “a very reckless manner,” veering back and forth, crossing both the fog line and center line at about 60 mph. Officers attempted to get Reister to pull over, but he reportedly tried to steer his vehicle into the police cruiser.

Reister then tried to flee from police by accelerating to around 100 mph on Louisville Road and, according to the citation, exited onto the Bluegrass Parkway toward Versailles. Police said they stopped the pursuit when Reister sped up to 118 mph near Pinckard Pike.

Around 5 a.m., Reister’s vehicle was located outside of his home in the driveway, where the police said they found him inside, asleep. While taking him into custody, one of the officers noted how he smelled strongly of alcohol.

In the citation, Reister said he was not driving the truck, and he couldn’t remember who was because he was drunk.


He was officially charged with:

  • Attempted murder – police officer
  • First-degree fleeing or evading police
  • First-degree wanton endangerment
  • Driving with a DUI suspended license (3rd offense)
  • No registration plates
  • Reckless driving
  • Careless driving
  • Speeding in excess of 26 mph

Reister was booked into the Boyle County Detention Center.