High-speed chase leads to arrest of Covington man

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A deputy was injured during a high-speed chase that started in Laurel County Wednesday morning.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy noticed a Ford Explorer traveling 80 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour speed

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zone on KY 80 in London.

The deputy tried to pull over the vehicle but says the driver sped up, going over 100 miles-per-hour.

He ran the license plate and discovered the SUV was stolen in Covington.

Other agencies were called in as the pursuit went into Pulaski County.

Kentucky State Police put down spike strips to stop the driver but say the driver swerved toward them.

The deputy in pursuit then used his cruiser to strike the SUV and stop the driver, according to authorities.

The deputy suffered minor injuries.

The driver, 45-year-old Jason Lay, was arrested and charged with more than 75 counts of wanton endangerment and several other charges.