Edmonson Voice Staff
Local police set up a traffic safety checkpoint at the junction of HWY 259 and HWY 70 (Riverhill) Saturday night when a driver of a van came through without his driver's license. Police said the driver was acting very nervous and suspicious as police began to question him.
The driver reportedly gave the officers his name, date of birth, and social security number, but police said all the information came back as false. Officers said they asked the driver to exit the van for further questioning, but before they could get much further, the driver reportedly took off on foot, headed towards the Sav-A-Lot Food Store.
Police began a foot chase with the subject that went back through the parking lot of Hilltop Restaurant. A sheriff's deputy was able to cut the subject off, using his police cruiser to block his pathway just behind the Hilltop Quickstop. The subject was then apprehended without further incident.
Police reported that they found unknown pills, marijuana, and meth in the subject's possession, along with other drug paraphernalia.
The subject, Woody David Woodson, 29 of Bowling Green, who was wanted on several warrants out of Warren County, was arrested and charged with:
Woodson was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Brownsville Police Dept as well as KSP.