Details Regarding Poosey Ridge Police Chase Released


Two people are now in custody following a pursuit with Kentucky state police that ended with a spike strip on Poosey Ridge Road.

Troopers report that a vehicle with expired registration was seen weaving in and out of traffic in Madison County. 40-year-old Robert Williams was identified as the driver, and did not stop for cruisers when they activated their emergency lights. Williams then continued off the interstate and even allegedly ran a car off the road in the process of evading deputies. Williams allegedly continued to attempt to elude police even after his tires were all deflated, and eventually hit a tree in a field.

The citation details that a resident had to help with their side by side to get Williams into police custody. When the truck was searched, suspected methamphetamine was located and police report that Williams admitted to smoking the substance, and said that he was aware he had a warrant.

Williams was arrested at the scene and charged with speeding 26 mph over the limit, first-degree fleeing or evading police both by car and on foot, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and a myriad of traffic violations.

His passenger, from Erlanger, Kentucky was also arrested and is facing multiple charges.