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Man Arrested by Police after a Hot Chase in Kentucky

Man Arrested by Police after a Hot Chase in Kentucky

A weekend police chase across several Kentucky counties, including Hart County, has resulted in numerous charges against a man.

According to the Cave City Police Department, an officer saw a gold Chevrolet Impala with a canceled license plate traveling eastbound on Broadway Street on December 8.

According to the police, they were following the car when it suddenly braked, almost sending the officer into the back of the car. According to the police, they attempted to pull over Austin Lewis, 27, of Mount Sherman, Kentucky, in his Impala.

According to authorities, the Impala quickly accelerated to over 100 miles per hour east on Griderville Road after the woman got out of the car.

Lewis drove over 100 mph when he turned left onto U.S. 31-E and proceeded through Hart County, police said, entering into Larue County near the Buffalo settlement. The car reportedly traveled through Taylor and Greene County on several back roads, according to the police.

The Impala lost control a few miles later because it was running on deflated tires after the Kentucky State Police set up tire deflation devices close to Allendale. The end of the chase occurred close to the crossroads of Greensburg Road and S. L. and N. Turnpike.

In addition to multiple counts of second-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, ignoring a stop sign, failing to signal, and not having a registration receipt.

Lewis also faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), and more.

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