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Horse Cave Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

Date of News Release: 11/23/2012

(Bonnieville, KY) -- On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was conducting a traffic safety check point in Bonnieville when a vehicle turned around in an attempt to evade the police.

Trooper Daniel White was able to catch up to the vehicle and eventually make a traffic stop on Walnut Grove School Road. Michael E. Patterson (24) of Horse Cave was the driver of the vehicle. Mr. Patterson was destroying marijuana by eating it at the time Tpr. White stopped the vehicle.

Mr. Patterson was arrested for DUI-1st offense, Reckless Driving, Speeding 20 mph over the limit, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading police, 1st deg. (motor vehicle), Failure to Wear A Seatbelt, and KY Resident not to use License of other States. Mr. Patterson was lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Tpr. White was assisted on the scene by Tpr. Jeremy Smith.

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