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Pursuit & Arrest in Nortonville, KY

Date of News Release: 06/12/2006

Nortonville, KY (Hopkins County) - On June 15, 2006 at approximately 6:29 p.m., Tpr. Ben Sawyer initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle on US 62 in the limits of Nortonville. After Tpr. Sawyer exited his cruiser, the motorcycle fled the traffic stop and continued north on North Main Street to US 41.

The motorcycle turned onto US 41 and traveled to the intersection of Wells Road. It proceeded west on Wells Road to the intersection of Crossroads Church Road and turned south. The motorcycle continued south to the intersection of US 62 and continued west to the intersection of KY 1687. It traveled south to the intersection of KY 407. At that intersection, the motorcycle exited the roadway and stopped momentarily. Tpr. Sawyer stopped behind the motorcycle. As the motorcycle began to flee again, the operator came to an abrupt stop. Tpr. Sawyer began to pursue the motorcycle and was not able to stop. Tpr. Sawyer's cruiser struck the rear tire of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed and the operator fled on foot into a marsh area off the roadway. Tpr. Sawyer pursued the operator on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Tpr. Sawyer was able to apprehend the operator without further incident.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Jonathan R. Ruby age 26 of White Plains, KY. He was treated at the scene by Christian County EMS. He was then transported to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he refused treatment. He was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center and charged with the following offenses:

Fleeing/Evading Police 1st (motor vehicle)
Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd (on foot)
Reckless Driving
Disregarding Traffic Control Device-Stop Sign (3 counts)
Improper Passing (3 counts)
No Turn Signal (4 counts)
No Motorcycle License
No Motorcycle Registration Plate
No Registration Receipt
Failure to Transfer Motor Vehicle Registration
Failure Of Owner To Have Insurance 1st

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