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Hartford Man Arrested after Traffic Stop

Date of News Release: 07/26/2015

(HENDERSON, KY.) -- On July 26th, 2015 at approximately 3:00 PM Kentucky State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black 2014 Dodge Avenger on U S Highway 231 in the city limits of Beaver Dam, KY in Ohio County. After initiating emergency lights and sirens the vehicle proceeded to flee to the intersection of U S Highway 231 and Chapman Avenue in Beaver Dam. The operater, identified as Scott W. Leach of Hartford, ran from the vehicle and was quickly apprehended by the pursuing trooper. Upon further investigation at the scene Mr. Leach was placed under arrest on the charges of:

  • Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth)
  • Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess
  • Failure to Maintain Required Insurance – 1st Offense
  • Improper Registration Plates
  • Disregarding Stop Sign

Mr. Leach was transported to and lodged at the Ohio County Detention Center.