Man arrested in Clay County after car chase

Clay County Detention Center

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy says a man is in custody after leading him on a chase Thursday.

The deputy says he was trying to stop 23-year-old Matthew Mathis’ car on Highway 472 around 9:00 p.m.

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According to the deputy, that’s when Mathis sped off and attempted to evade him for more than a mile and a half.

When Mathis eventually stopped on Keith Lane, the deputy says he determined Mathis to be under the influence.

He is charged with DUI and fleeing or evading police among other charges.