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Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree Investigation and Arrest in Graves County

Date of News Release: 02/05/2007

(Graves County, KY) - On February 4, 2007, at 10:15AM, Kentucky State Police dispatch received a 911 call of a collision at the intersection of KY. 303 and Poyner's Chapel Road, north of Cuba. Witnesses stated a vehicle had overturned and the driver was attempting to flee the scene. Upon arrival at the scene, Trooper Kyle Nall spoke with witnesses who stated the driver of the crash vehicle, Valentin Garcia, had just been picked up from the scene and left in a black SUV traveling south on KY. 303.

Kentucky State Police dispatchers located an address for Garcia and as Trooper Nall arrived at the residence, he fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Trooper Nall apprehended Garcia without incident. Garcia, 24, was charged with Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (Class D Felony), Driving Under the Influence, and Leaving the Scene. Graves County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Natividad assisted state police at the scene. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Nall.

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