TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Pursuit and Arrest in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 07/02/2007
(LONDON, KY) - On Friday, June 29, 2007, approximately 10:38 PM Sergeant Steve Walker observed a 1993 Cadillac traveling westbound on KY 192 in Laurel County, KY. Sergeant Walker attempted to stop the vehicle for equipment violations and a vehicle pursuit began. The operator traveled west for approximately one (1) mile before losing control, striking a ditch and overturning. The operator, identified as James R. Simpson, 23 of London, was ejected during the crash and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. Simpson was charged with Driving under the Influence (3rd Offense), No Operators License, Rear License Plate not Illuminated, Improper Equipment, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Improper Passing and Failure to wear seat belt. Simpson was listed as in stable condition. Sergeant Walker continues the investigation.