Following a high speed chase that spanned Rockcastle into Northern Madison County, the driver from Ohio racked up over a dozen charges. According to the arrest citation, 21-year-old Seydine Toure was seen by KSP troopers driving recklessly in the area of Rockcastle County on I75 notorious for continual construction zones.
Police report that Toure was driving at speeds nearing 75 miles per hour with workers present in the vicinity. When lights and sirens were activated, Toure allegedly accelerated away from Troopers in an attempt to flee.
After weaving in and out of traffic, Toure was allegedly clocked at speeds nearing 130 miles per hour with radar. During the 20 mile chase, Toure weaved in and out of over 100 other motorists, according to police. A trooper outside of his cruiser was nearly struck in this process as the chase continued.
It was not until his Mercedes was disabled that Toure came to a stop at the 96 mile marker. The reasoning Toure gave for the chase, according to the citation, was that the passenger, his girlfriend, was late for work.
During the search of the car, suspected marijuana and a grinder were located. Toure spoke with an attorney after being taken into custody and allegedly declined a chemical test.
He was arrested and charged with the following 13 charges:
Original Story with Video: Multiple witnesses saw a chase on I75 this morning, within the past hour.
According to Kentucky State Police, the chase with the black Mercedes began in Rockcastle County, where a trooper attempted to pull the driver over.
However, the car continued into Madison County, where witnesses told WBONtv that it was seen going at excessive speeds with a line of troopers in pursuit.
KSP reports that the chase ended at the 96 milepoint in Northern Madison County after the car incurred a flat tire. The suspect did not seem to have prior convictions, police tell WBONtv, and they were taken into custody without incident.