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Pursuit Ends With 2 Arrest in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 01/27/2005

(LONDON, KY) - On 01-27-2005 Kentucky State Police Trooper Michelle Lunsford was on routine patrol in Laurel County when she observed a vehicle on Taylor School Road that had an expired registration plate. When Trooper Lunsford attempted to stop the vehicle it accelerated and, failed to stop. After approximately a 3-mile pursuit the driver lost control of his vehicle in a ditch.

The driver of the vehicle was Stephen Eversole (age 24, London). He was charged with D.U.I., fleeing and evading, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and, other traffic related charges.

Also a passenger in the vehicle was Jessica Jenkins (age 24, London). She was charged with public intoxication and, possession of a controlled substance 1st.

Stephen Eversole received minor injuries from the accident and, was treated at Marymount Hospital and, later released.

Both Mr. Eversole and Ms. Jenkins were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Assisting Trooper Lunsford at the scene was Trooper Fred Pennington.

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