Jamestown Man Charged For Reckless Driving
A Jamestown man speeding downtown early Sunday caused a two-car accident, then left the scene, city police said.
Leshawn T. Kimbrough, 22, has been cited for numerous charges, including driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment and giving police a fake name.
“Any time of the day this would be considered reckless and extremely dangerous,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department.
“This occurred at that time of the morning when people are coming out of the bars and going home or somewhere else.”
Officers were alerted around 2 a.m. for a motor vehicle accident in the area of West Third Street and Mechanics Alley. Police said Kimbrough was speeding in the alley and failed to stop at West Third Street.
Kimbrough’s 2006 Chevrolet Impala went airborn at the intersection and struck another vehicle. A parked car was then struck in the accident, a police report noted.
A pole supporting an awning at the Lucy-Desi Museum also was struck, causing minor damage. A spokeswoman at the museum said the pole’s base was sheered off, and repairs would be needed.
Police said Kimbrough exited his vehicle after the accident and left the scene. He was located a short time later, thanks to a witness who provided a description, and was taken into custody.
No injuries were reported in the accident.
“This was very usual,” Samuelson said. “He was driving in the alley and drove right into traffic. It’s an area where there are a lot of pedestrians. He could have hit any of them but thankfully didn’t.”
Kimbrough was charged with DWI, second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal impersonation, and a slew of vehicle and traffic violations.
While in custody, the Jamestown man allegedly spit in the jail officer’s face.
Kimbrough was arraigned in city court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.