Man arrested after police chase and crash in Graves County

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Mark Basham, of Paducah, is accused of running stop sign, running from KSP and jumping out of car and running after crashing in Graves County 4-19-19

HICKORY, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a man was arrested after a pursuit and foot chase after they say he ran a stop sign in Graves County.

Investigators say 33-year old Mark Basham, of Paducah, ran a stop sign at the intersection of KY 1748 and U.S. 45 on Friday, just before 2:00 p.m.

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KSP says Trooper Mike Ray saw Basham run the stop sign, tried to pull him over but that Basham sped off, passed in a no passing zone before crashing into an earth embankment while trying to pull into a driveway on Pritchett Road.

State Police say Basham ran from the car after the crash, but was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

Basham was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs .08% 1st Offense, Fleeing and Evading 1st Motor Vehicle, Fleeing and Evading 2nd on Foot, Disregarding a Stop Sign, Improper Passing and Possession of Open Alcohol Container.



Basham was taken to the Graves County Jail.