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(Hickory, KY) -  ON 06/07/03 AT 10:13 PM, TROOPER MIKE COOK, WAS TRAVELLING WESTBOUND ON KY 166 IN FULTON COUNTY WHEN HE MET A VEHICLE TRAVELLING EASTBOUND 69 MILES PER HOUR IN A 55 MILE PER HOUR SPEED ZONE.

WHEN TROOPER COOK ACTIVATED HIS EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, THE VEHICLE EXCELERATED AND MADE A RIGHT TURN ONTO PALESTINE ROAD TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND.

WHEN APPROACHING THE INTERSECTION OF PALESTINE ROAD AND KY 116 (STATE LINE ROAD), THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO STOP. THE VEHICLE THEN SLID PAST THE STOP SIGN AND ACROSS THE INTERSECTION INTO TENNESSEE. BEFORE COMING TO FINAL REST IN A FRONT YARD IN OBION COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

THE VEHICLE STRUCK A PARKED CAR, WHICH IN TURN STRUCK A HOUSE. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE THEN FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT BUT WAS LOCATED SEVERAL YARDS EAST OF THE COLLISION.

AT THIS TIME THE SOUTH FULTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE OBION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WERE CALLED IN TO ASSIST.

THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TRANSPORTED TO PARKWAY REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN FULTON, KY DUE TO INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE COLLISION.

AFTER BEING RELEASED BY THE STAFF AT THE HOSPITAL TIMMY L SLAUGHTER OF FULTON, KY WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FLEEING AND EVADING 1ST DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN BY A CONVICTED FELON, SPEEDING, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, AND OPERATING ON NO OPERATORS LICENSE.  MR SLAUGHTER WAS LODGED IN THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL.

TROOPER COOK WAS ASSISTED BY FULTON COUNTY SHERRIFS DEPARTMENT DEPUTIES MARTY HIGGS AND DANNY ZICKEFOOSE, TWIN CITIES AMBULANCE SERVICE, SOUTH FULTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, OBION COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, AND THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL.

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