HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 28-year-old Tennessee man and a 27-year-old Nortonville, Ky., man both tried unsuccessfully during the weekend to out run the Kentucky State Police.
According to a KSP release, Sgt. Bob Winters saw a 2004 Pontiac GTO traveling at a high rate of speed, near the 89-mile marker on Interstate 24 at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
When Winters tried to stop the car, the driver took off, continuing at a high rate of speed before exiting northbound onto the Pennyrile Parkway. Around the five-mile marker, Trooper Brett Martin successfully deployed a tire deflation device, the KSP said.
The GTO exited the Pennyrile Parkway at Ft. Campbell Boulevard, where it stopped in a gas station parking lot.
The driver, Bobby Britton II, of Clarksville, Tenn., was charged with possession of marijuana, first-degree fleeing, and speeding.
In the other case, at about 10 p.m. Sunday, Trooper Ridge Porter spotted a 1996 Nissan Maxima with only one headlight and other violations on South Main Street in Nortonville in Hopkins County.
When the trooper tried to pull the Nissan over, the driver sped off. The pursuit ended when the car hit a fence on West Pine Street.
The driver, 27-year-old Justin Cardwell, of Nortonville, tried to run away but was quickly caught. He was charged with first-degree fleeing, reckless driving, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief and a variety of other traffic-related offenses.