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Two Arrested After Pursuit Through Two Counties

Date of News Release: 11/02/2005

(BOWLING GREEN, KY) - At 2317 hours Trooper Matthew Travis, who was in the 9000 block of Morgantown Road, observed a white 1996 Chevrolet cross the center line. Trooper Travis activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. The driver, Joshua Abrams, accelerated in an effort to elude the officer; a pursuit ensued. The suspect turned onto KY 626, crossed the Butler County line, turned onto KY 1083, & crossed back into Warren County where Mr. Abrams turned onto Blue Level Road. Stop sticks were deployed at the intersection of Blue Level Road and Blue Level Providence Road. The vehicle hit the stop sticks & the tires were deflated. Mr. Abrams drove the vehicle into a ditch & attempted to flee the area. A 250 yard foot pursuit followed with Trooper Travis locating Mr. Abrams in a ravine where he briefly resisted arrest and was apprehended.

Mr. Abrams & Alicia Driver, a passenger in the vehicle, were arrested.

Joshua Abrams was charged with Operating Motor Vehicle On DUI Suspended License, DUI 2nd, Failure To Wear Seatbelt, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Failure Of Operator To Maintain Insurance, Giving Police Officer False Name Or Address, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing Or Evading Police 1st - Motor Vehicle, Fleeing Or Evading Police 1st - On Foot, Tampering With Physical Evidence, & Possession Of Drug & was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

Ms. Driver was transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green where she was admitted. She will, upon release, be lodged for charges of Public Intoxication, Providing False Name and Address, Failure To Wear Seatbelt, & Tampering With Physical Evidence in the Warren County Regional Jail. Investigation continues.

The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report any suspected drug activity to our anonymous drug tip-line at 1-800-DOPETIP.

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