GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase.
Police say they saw a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed near the Hyattsville Baptist Church. When the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle accelerated, reaching speeds of over 100 miles an hour, and turned off his headlights in an attempt to evade the officers. Police attempted to block alternate routes and had dispatch notify Madison County. Just past KY HWY 954 the driver lost control and went off the roadway in the Paint Lick Community.
Steven Taylor, 36, of Waynesburg, was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless driving, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading police, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to produce insurance, and disorderly conduct.