Friday, November 30, 2012

Florida Man Leads Police Chase

{Pikeville, Kentucky}…A Florida man was arrested after leading Kentucky State Police on a chase from Shelbiana to the riverbank near the Pikeville Wal-Mart Thursday night. Troopers say 30 year old Gary Fletcher of Jacksonville was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and fleeing or evading police. Police say they conducted a traffic stop on Fletcher after they received a call about a possible DUI driver. As they approached the vehicle, troopers say Fletcher accelerated and took off. About eight miles later, when he approached another cruiser, he lost control and crashed into a ditch. Troopers say Fletcher and three passengers jumped out and fled on foot before Fletcher was taken into custody.