Darren Doyle, story:
A Louisville man faces multiple felonies after leading local law enforcement on a high speed chase right through Brownsville and southern Edmonson County with speeds in excess of over 100 miles per hour.
According the Brownsville City Police, last night around 8:30 PM, Officer Dustin Harvey of the BPD conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of South Main Street and Brownsville Road in the city limits on a white, 2015 Chevrolet that had been traveling between 65-70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Officials said the officer made contact with the driver, Jeremy Roe, (40) of Louisville. As the officer returned to his cruiser during the stop, officials said that Roe took off from the stop in an attempt to elude police.
Officials said the high speed chase immediately ensued and Roe's vehicle was seen forcing cars to take immediate action to avoid collision on Brownsville Rd, KY-259, and KY-101. The chase went into Warren County as the vehicle attempted to go off road at the intersection of KY-101 and 31W.
Official reports said the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but was shortly apprehended by Officer Harvey. In addition to Officer Harvey, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and KSP arrived shortly thereafter and assisted with the scene, as well as members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Roe, the driver, was found to have an outstanding warrant from Indiana for resisting arrest. He was charged with:
He was also served the warrant out of Indiana. Roe was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.
A statement from the BPD said, "The Brownsville City Police would like to thank all first responders for their assistance. On behalf of The Brownsville City Police Department we would also like to encourage Edmonson County motorists to safely pull off the roadway when approached by an emergency vehicle, if the area is safe and secure to do so. It is both the Brownsville City Police and Edmonson County Sheriff’s goal to make our roadways safe for all to travel on."
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3/20/2017 07:54:37 am
Way to go Officer Harvey! Keep up the good work.
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