Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Pursuit & Arrest in Morgan County
Date of News Release: 08/12/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On August 12, 2011 at 12:42 a.m. Kentucky State Police Morehead and West Liberty Police Department were conducting a Traffic Safety Checkpoint at KY 7 North in the city limits of West Liberty. A 1999 Ford Taurus operated by Samuel P. Amos of Frenchburg turned to avoid the checkpoint . Trooper Whitney Howard, Trooper Charlie Bolin and Officer Kyler Wright attempted to locate the vehicle.
After locating the vehicle on KY 7 North Trooper Howard and Trooper Bolin attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Amos failed to comply and fled in an attempt to elude police. Trooper Howard, Trooper Bolin and Officer Wright then began a pursuit on KY 7 North and then onto Redwine Road where Amos lost control of his vehicle. Samuel P. Amos and a juvenile passenger then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot at which time they were apprehended without further incident. Samuel P. Amos was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot), Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc .08 (Aggravated Circumstances) 2nd Offense, Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License, Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Failure to Render Aid or Assistance, and Reckless Driving and has been lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. The juvenile was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot) and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st and 2nd Offense) and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson, Kentucky.