TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Arrest in Clay County
Date of News Release: 03/09/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On March 8, 2007 at approximately 2:15 PM Trooper Nick Metcalf arrested Anthony S. Deaton, 22 of London, KY on the charges of Speeding, 26 MPH or more over the limited, Reckless Driving, Failure to wear Seat Belt, Too Many Passengers in a Vehicle, Improper Emergency/Safety Lights, Improper Flashing Lights, Improper Sound Device, Improper Passing, Improper Use of Left Lane, Using Light and Siren on Non-Emergency Vehicle, and Improperly on Left Side of Road. The arrest is a result of the observation a Gold, Ford, Ranger, Pick-up truck travelling eastbound, from Laurel to Clay County, on the Hal Rogers Parkway at a high rate of speed. Trooper Metcalf reports the truck had flashing lights and a siren activated so he turned and contacted the Clay County 911 Center to ascertain if there was a fire or emergency occurring in Clay County. He was advised no emergency was occurring. Trooper Metcalf overtook the truck at the Manchester exit and determined that Deaton was not affiliated with any emergency service. Trooper Metcalf was also able to determine that Deaton was not the owner of the truck and that the owner was not affiliated with any emergency service. Deaton was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center.