TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Motorcycle Chase and Arrest in Ledbetter
(Ledbetter, KY.) At approx. 0900 Thursday morning Tpr. Michael Williams observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed EB on US 60. When Tpr. Williams attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to flee . After a short chase on US 60, the subject attempted to elude by taking several back roads, eventually dumping the bike in a private driveway in Ledbetter , then fleeing on foot to a nearby residence. The subject was apprehended in a residence on Golden Meadows Drive in Ledbetter. The suspect, Jason K. Wilson, 26, of Eddyville was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment 1st, DUI 1st aggravated, speeding, fleeing and evading , no operators license, no insurance and poss. of marijuana. He received minor leg injuries when he dumped the motorcycle and was taken to Western Baptist Hospital. He was treated and released, then lodged in the Livingston Co. Jail.