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Update: Indiana Pursuit Leads Into Kentucky

Date of News Release: 07/05/2016

HENDERSON, KY (July 05, 2016) - Kentucky State Police has identified the driver as Michael B. Meredith, 38, of Corydon, KY. He was checked out at Methodist Hospital in Henderson and is now in the Henderson County Detention Center in Henderson KY. He was charged with the following:

Charge 1: Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
Charge 2: Reckless Driving
Charge 3: Careless Driving
Charge 4: Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
Charge 5: Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)
Charge 6: Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree
Charge 7: Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree-Police Officer
Charge 8: Disregarding Traffic Cont Dev-Traffic Light
Charge 9: Failure to or Improper Signal
Charge 10: Improper Passing
Charge 11: Leaving the Scene of Accident – Failure to Render Aid or Assistance
Charge 12: Disregarding Stop Sign

Original News Release Below:

 

Indiana Pursuit Leads Into Kentucky

Date of News Release: 07/05/2016

HENDERSON, KY (July 05, 2016) - Troopers with the Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson were notified by Warrick County Indiana authorities just after midnight of a high speed vehicle pursuit heading towards Kentucky. Warrick County officials were in the process of investigating the specific vehicle when the operator fled the scene. The Indiana pursuit crossed the I-69 Twin Bridges in Henderson Kentucky to US 41A. The driver then took KY 2253 to Whitelick Road before wrecking at the intersection of Whitelick Road and Tapp Duncan Road in the Corydon community of Henderson County. The driver fled the scene and remained on the loose for several hours before turning himself in to Kentucky State Police troopers around 7:30am.

As a standard procedure, the unidentified driver has being taken to Methodist Hospital in Henderson to be checked out before being taken to jail.

More to come as it becomes available.

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