Stolen car police chase lands Tennessee man in jail

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police arrested a Tennessee man Tuesday accused of stealing his girlfriend’s car in another state.

KSP says the stolen car from Illinois was traveling in the Bowling Green area on Interstate 65 Tuesday.

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Investigators say that 56-year-old David Johnson, of Nashville, Tennessee, had stolen a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze belonging to his girlfriend in Illinois.

Investigators say Johnson left the state traveling to his home in Nashville when police in Illinois were using OnStar to track the car.

State Police say the car was pinged near Bowling Green on Interstate 65 traveling south.  Police located the car around the 10 mile marker in Simpson County.  When police tried to stop the car, Johnson sped up resulting in an 8-mile car chase, according to KSP.

Investigators say Johnson was forced to stop, when OnStar disabled the car north of the Franklin exit.  He was arrested, lodged in the Simpson County Jail and was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Speeding, Fleeing or Evading Police and Operating on a Suspended License, according to State Police.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.