TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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ATV Pursuit and Collision on Harris Cemetery Road
Date of News Release: 05/26/11
(London, Ky.) -- On May 26, 2011, at approximately 2:41 PM, Kentucky State Police Troopers attempted to stop an ATV that was being operated by Kenton Jackson, 55, of London, on KY 80, about 9 miles east of London in eastern Laurel County. The operator of the ATV refused to comply with the Troopers' directives to stop and continued traveling east on KY80. As Jackson attempted to negotiate a left turn onto Harris Cemetery Road, he merged into the path of a State Police cruiser which struck the ATV. Mr. Jackson sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Joseph London Hospital and later to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington and listed in good condition. Mr. Jackson was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Operating ATV on Roadway, Operating ATV without Headgear and Fleeing-Evading Police 1st Degree. Investigation of the incident continues at this time.