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Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree & Arrest

Date of News Release: 09/30/2008

(Madisonville, KY) - Kentucky State Police Post 2 received a complaint of a possible DUI in the Coiltown area of Hopkins County. Trooper Anderson observed a vehicle matching the description nearly strike a vehicle turning onto Rose Creek Road from Morgan Street. Upon turning on the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to evade Trooper Anderson. The vehicle ran into a ditch at the intersection of Hill St and Clark Street, and Mr. Christopher Turner, the driver of the vehicle, took off running into the woods behind a residence on Clark Street. After a brief foot pursuit, Mr. Turner was unable to be located. Through further investigation, Mr. Tuner was located at a residence on Earlington Road. He was placed under arrest and Transported to the Hopkins County Detention Center. Mr. Turner age 31 of Madisonville, KY was charged with:

  1. Wanton Endangerment 1st degree ( 2 counts)
  2. Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Motor vehicle
  3. Fleeing or Evading Police 1st on foot
  4. Reckless Driving
  5. Failure to or importer signal
  6. Poss of open alc beverage in motor vehicle
  7. Operating on suspended or revoked license

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