Multi-County Chase Lands Jeffersonville Man Behind Bars


A Montgomery County man was arrested Sunday afternoon, following a high-speed police pursuit spanning three Central Kentucky counties.

A Kentucky State Police trooper observed a vehicle being operated while in the wrong lane in Bath County. According to the arrest citation, the driver of the vehicle nearly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle. This prompted the KSP trooper to initiate a traffic stop.

Police claim that the driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Adkins, refused to stop his vehicle and kept traveling at a high rate of speed onto Hwy 1331 in Montgomery County. While doing this, Adkins allegedly crossed over into the path of oncoming traffic.

Further reading of the citation indicates that Adkins progressed further East on I-64, while swerving in and out of traffic on his way into Rowan County. Adkins then started driving westward again after reportedly almost striking another vehicle head-on.

Adkins eventually stopped before being pulled out of his vehicle by the state trooper. Authorities then arrested Adkins after an apparent struggle.

Adkins was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center where he was charged with multiple offenses including Speeding (26 mph or over), Reckless Driving, Evading Police, and Wanton Endangerment.