Traffic Safety Checkpoint Leads to Pursuit and Arrest
Date of News Release: 11/24/2015
(Horse Cave, KY) - On Tuesday, November 24, 2015 the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was conducting a traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of Old Lexington Road and Old Glasgow Road.
At approx. 12:32 pm, Joey Cash (21) of Bowling Green, was operating a 2004 GMC Pickup when he drove through the checkpoint at a high rate of speed and did not stop. Troopers pursued after Cash northbound on Old Glasgow Road for a short distance before he turned on a side road and lost control of his truck and hit a fence. At this time Cash fled on foot where he was apprehended by Troopers without any further incident.
Cash was arrested and lodged in the Hart County Jail where he was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Driving on DUI Suspended Operators License, and other various traffic related offenses.
The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Ben Whitlock. He was assisted by Troopers Jonathan McChesney and Ronnie Reynolds.