Owensboro man arrested after multi-state pursuit

Trooper’s cruiser sustained moderate damage

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WTVQ)– Kentucky State Police and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office were led on a multi-state chase after looking for a man.

KSP says they spotted 29-year-old Jeffery Mays and tried to perform a traffic stop. Troopers say Mayes fled the scene on the US 60 Bypass where he was running stoplights and stop signs. They say Mayes led troopers and deputies into Spencer County, Indiana where they tried to use a tire deflation system.

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Troopers say Mayes led them back into Kentucky where he later lost control of his car and hit a parked car on Allen Street and continued to drive off. A trooper used his cruiser to block Mayes’ car from fleeing again. Troopers and deputies were able to arrest Mayes and took him to the hospital because it was suspected he was on meth. He was later taken to the Daviess County Detention Center.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired 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 and Google Play stores.