Man arrested after police chase and crash in Graves County

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.