Two juveniles arrested after destructive high-speed police chase

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CARROLLTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two juveniles were arrested after a high-speed chase in a stolen car that left a State Police cruiser damaged, according to KSP.

It happened Thursday morning when State Police received a call about a suspicious vehicle at a convenience store in Ghent, Kentucky.

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The Trooper who arrived on the scene says there were two young men in the car who appeared to be unconscious.

While the Trooper was conducting an interview with the two occupants, the passenger refused to show his hands and appeared to be concealing something, according to KSP.

Investigators say the passenger refused to get out of the car and when the Trooper reached through the window to force him out, the passenger rolled the window up on the Trooper’s arm.



The Trooper was eventually able to free his arm at which time the driver took off, intentionally ramming the KSP cruiser twice, causing significant damage, and nearly hitting the Trooper, according to State Police.

The cruiser was still operational, so the Trooper gave chase with speeds exceeding 100 mph, according to KSP.

Investigators say the driver collided with at least one other vehicle during the pursuit, which was called off when the suspect car entered restricted areas and school zones.

State Police and Carrollton Police surrounded the area and eventually found the suspect’s car abandoned in a yard near Carroll County High School.

After approximately one-hour, the two juveniles were found and arrested without incident, according to State Police.

Investigators say the car was stolen out of Ohio.

The two juveniles face a number of  charges, including Assault 3rd Degree of a Police Officer, according to State Police.

They were lodged in the Campbell County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.