Thursday, July 26, 2012

Police Chase Leads To Arrest

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton observed 22 year old Joshua S. Harris, of Kewanee Road, Pikeville, exceeding the speed limit on U.S. 23 near Stone Coal Road just after 3:30 A.M. Thursday while operating his motorcycle. Hamilton turned to pursue Harris who then accelerated, made a sudden U-turn at Ratliffs Creek to drive northbound, refusing to stop and continued through Coal Run at speeds over 100 mph, while running a red light at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Mossy Bottom Road, and then drove up a dead end road on Old Wagoner Station, where he was arrested. He was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, reckless driving and disregarding a traffic control device and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.