TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Pursuit & Arrest in Casey/Adair Counties
Date of News Release: 11/12/2008
(Columbia, KY) -Sgt David Ray Gibbs, U/191, attempted to stop a 1995 Dodge pickup on KY 70 west near Clementsville for no tail lights when the operator refused to comply. The pursuit continued westbound on KY 70 when the vehicle struck a guardrail. The vehicle still continued westbound and then changed direction of travel, headed eastbound on KY 70. The operator turned onto KY551 and then traveled into Adair County. The operator eventually lost control of the vehicle on Crooked Creek Road in Adair County. An arrest was made by Sgt. Gibbs without incident. Arrested was Gregory R McGowan, age 45, Jamestown, charged with Fleeing/Evading Police, Wanton Endangerment, Trafficking In Marijuana 1st, Driving DUI Suspended, Possession Marijuana, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Leaving The Scene Of Accident, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Disregarding Stop Sign, Driving Too Fast For Conditions, Fail To Or Improper Signal, Failure Owner To Maintain Required Insurance, Fail To Wear Seat Belt, No Tail Lights, Improper Lane Usage, Rear License Plate Not Illuminated. The operator was lodged in Adair Co Regional Jail.