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Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest in Crittenden County

Date of News Release: 07/18/2008

(Madisonville, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 16 contacted Post 2 and informed them of a pursuit that was headed into their district. The pursuit had been initiated by the Union County Sheriff's Department due the fleeing vehicle being entered into NCIC as stolen. The vehicle fled from the deputy from Union County into Crittenden County on Bells Mine Road. At the intersection of Bells Mine Road and KY 654 the fleeing vehicle disregarded the stop sign and nearly collided with Trooper Matthew Foster's, Unit 1041, cruiser. After taking evasive actions to avoid the collision, Trooper Foster became the lead vehicle in the pursuit.

Trooper Foster chased the vehicle for approximately two tenths of a mile until it turned onto KY 1901. While making the turn the vehicle left the right side of the roadway. The driver exited the vehicle and began to run through a field in an attempt to avoid apprehension. He was pursued by Trooper Foster, Trooper William Braden, Unit 593, and Trooper Seth Payne, Unit 947. He was quickly caught and taken into custody without further incident.

The driver, identified as David Tabor, was arrested for Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing and Evading Police in the Second Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants First Offense, and Possession of Marijuana. He was also charged by the Union County Sheriff's Department for Fleeing and Evading Police in the First Degree and Receiving Stolen Property Over $300. Mr. Tabor was lodged in the Crittenden County Jail.

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