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Criminal Arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 04/14/2009

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a complaint of a possible drunk driver traveling south on the Edward T. Breathitt Parkway, just north of Madisonville, KY. Trooper Ben Sawyer and Trooper Carlo Anderson located the vehicle on the parkway and it failed to stop. The vehicle continued to flee through the city limits of Madisonville. It turned onto Rose Creek Road and traveled approximately 5 miles before the vehicle was stopped. The operator (Lucas Lopez Pascual) and passenger (Freddie Chavec) were arrested without incident and lodged in the Hopkins County Jail. Lucas Lopez Pascual was charged with Fleeing or Evading 1st Degree - Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, DUI 1st offense Aggravated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Signal, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Failure to Yield to Traffic Control Device, No Operator's License. Freddie Chavec was charged with Alcohol Intoxication, Resisting Arrest.

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