Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Shelby County Pursuit and DUI Arrest
Date of News Release: 03/20/2012
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- On March 20, 2012, at 4:14 am, a Trooper observed a Chevy SUV traveling westbound on I-64 in Shelby County striking construction barrels in a work zone. The Trooper activated his emergency equipment and the driver refused to stop. The eluding vehicle next struck a large metal construction sign post causing the sign and post to go airborne. The Trooper struck the sign and post causing damage to his cruiser.
The Trooper was able to get the eluding vehicle stopped with the assistance of a commercial motor vehicle acting, without request, as a moving roadblock.
The driver Robert B. Brewer, age 42 of Berea, KY, was arrested and charged with DUI 1st (with aggravator) and Criminal Mischief 1st. He was lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center.