TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Hopkins County Arrest
Date of News Release: 05/20/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Trooper Komar was on patrol on Squire Road in Nortonville when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Trooper Komar turned on the vehicle to make a traffic stop, just as he noticed the vehicle hit an embankment. The operator of the vehicle got the vehicle back on the roadway and began to flee. The operator parked the vehicle in a driveway, on Squire Road, and then fled on foot. Trooper Brandon McPherson arrived on the scene and assisted Trooper Komar in an immediate search of the area. The driver, who was later identified as James R. Morgan, was located hiding under a porch. Mr. Morgan was arrested and charged with Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree, DUI 1st, Operating on Suspended OL, Speeding & Reckless Driving, without further incident, and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.