After shutting down a road safety checkpoint late Saturday night/Sunday morning, officers were on their way home when Deputy Jordan Jones met and clocked a northbound 1995 Mustang GT driving 105MPH on Veteran's Memorial Highway (KY 259). Deputy Jones immediately began pursuit of the vehicle that reportedly reached speeds upwards of 120MPH.
Two other officers that were almost home in other parts of the county received the call and joined the chase in Brownsville as the suspect raced out KY HWY 70 (Mammoth Cave Road). Police said the chase went almost to Mammoth Cave National Park when the driver of the Mustang ran off the road near Snapdragon Lane, where the suspect was said to have exited his car, was combative with police, but eventually subdued by Deputy Jones.
That's when the driver, Trevor Vincent, 20, of Bee Spring was arrested and charged with DUI-aggravated circumstance, Fleeing/Evading 1st, 4 counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer 1st degree, Speeding 26MPH or greater over the limit, and Reckless driving, as well as several other charges.
Police said Vincent claimed ownership of the car, but it was actually registered to someone in Madisonville, KY. Vincent reportedly told police he didn't know why it was registered to someone else.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Brownsville Police Department and the District 2 Constable. Vincent was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.