Wednesday, 20 April 2011 04:30

The Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brandon Johnson observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed with no headlights just after 11:00 pm last night on Veteran's Blvd. Deputy Johnson turned on the vehicle for a traffic stop and the vehicle sped up in an attempt to elude the deputy. The vehicle proceeded onto Gordon Avenue from Veteran's toward the city. After traveling a short distance, the vehicle then went out Gordon Avenue onto Kentucky 185. The vehicle traveled northbound in excess of one hundred miles per hour. During the pursuit the vehicle ran an oncoming vehicle off of the roadway. After running the vehicle off of the road, the suspect then tried to stop in an attempt to make the Warren County Sheriff's Deputy collide with him. The vehicle traveled into Butler County from Kentucky 185, turned right onto Highway 70 and traveled into Edmonson County. The vehicle then turned left onto Sunfish Roundhill Road and traveled north and came to the intersection of Kentucky 187 and Sunfish Roundhill Road where the vehicle ran a stop sign and through a guardrail. At that point the pursuit ended and a juvenile was taken into custody. The Warren County Sheriff's Office ran the vehicle registration and the juvenile. The juvenile was listed as missing and the vehicle was listed as stolen from the Warren County Water District. The juvenile was checked by medical personnel at the scene and released into the custody of the Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies. The juvenile was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice and lodged with multiple traffic and felony offenses. The Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies consisted of 4 deputies and were assisted by Edmonson County EMS, Edmonson County Bear Creek Fire Department, and an Edmonson County deputy while on the scene of the end pursuit. The pursuit lasted approximately 20 minutes and involved travel of 30 miles through 3 counties.


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