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Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 03/23/2013

(LONDON, KY.) -- On Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:34 p. m. the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of a vehicle pursuit, involving the Campbell County Tennessee Sheriff's Department, which was traveling northbound on I-75. Once the pursuit entered into Kentucky the Campbell County Tennessee Sheriff's Department discontinued the pursuit.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Les Moses and officers from the Williamsburg Police Department observed a Ford, Mustang, traveling at a high rate of speed at the 11 mile marker on I-75 northbound, the Mustang also matched the description of the Tennessee pursuit.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle for the speeding violation when the driver refused to stop and struck a Williamsburg Police Department Vehicle. A vehicle pursuit was initiated, with estimated top speed in excess of 100 mph, that travelled north on I-75, exited at the 15 mile marker exit and then northbound on US 25.

As the vehicle pursuit reached the intersection of US 25 and KY 90 the Whitley County Sheriff's Department deployed a tire deflation device that deflated two of the tires on the suspect vehicle which slowed the pursuit and brought it to an end.

The driver of the Mustang, identified as Marrien K. Prince, 53, of Barbourville, refused to comply with the officer's requests to show his hands and began actively resisting arrest. After a struggle between Prince and the officers, he was finally taken into custody.

Prince was taken to the Baptist Health Systems Hospital in Corbin, KY and later taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of his injuries sustained during the incident. Prince is listed a stable.

KSP Trooper Les Moses was treated and released at the Baptist Health Systems Hospital in Corbin, KY for injuries he sustained during the incident.

KSP Trooper Moses charged Prince with Resisting Arrest, Speeding and other traffic related violations. Williamsburg Police Department charged Prince with several offenses (please contact Williamsburg PD for a list of their charges). It is unknown if the Campbell County Tennessee Sheriff's Department will be placeing any charges on Prince.

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