A Lexington man accused of "playing chicken" with other drivers on a Lexington street is facing several charges, police said.
Dominique Lamar Blackford, 20, is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, plus failure to wear a seat belt and violations of a driver's instructional permit.
He pleaded not guilty during arraignment Friday in district court, according to court documents.
Blackford was being held in the Fayette County jail on $5,080 bail. If released, he must wear an ankle monitor and stay home.
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Lexington police said they arrested Blackford about 2 p.m. Thursday after he was seen playing chicken with other motorists on Seventh Street.
According to court documents, one Lexington police officer stated that Blackford almost hit him head-on while driving into oncoming traffic on East Seventh Street at speeds up to 80 mph. The officer said he saw Blackford do the same thing to two other drivers before another police cruiser pulled him over. Blackford told police he was "just playing," the documents said.