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Officers suspect alcohol was involved in a crash Friday evening that left a Taylorsville man injured.
The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department responded to the single-vehicle accident that occurred around 10:02 p.m. on Lilly Pike Road. The driver, 29-year-old Joseph G. Chesser, was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital, according to police. His status was not available as of press time Tuesday.
The incident occurred when Chesser lost control of the Chevrolet extended-length van he was driving, according to the report. The van swerved, traveled into a ditch, slammed into a tree and eventually rolled one time and came to a rest on its wheels, according to police.
Police said Chesser was also suspected to have been traveling at a high rate of speed.
According to the incident report, Chesser was allegedly operating a vehicle without a license and admitted at the scene he had consumed eight beers prior to driving. Sheriff’s deputies also found a whiskey bottle next to the accident scene, according to the report.
Sheriff Buddy Stump said Tuesday that Chesser would probably face charges in relation to driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Miles was the investigating officer at the scene. Spencer County EMS and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department also responded to the scene.