SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) — According to the Kentucky State Police, around 12:15 P.M. on Wednesday, troopers were led on a pursuit after a driver hit a trooper with their car.
Troopers stated they made a traffic stop near the 59 mile marker on I-64 west and when they approached the driver, the person sped off, causing minor injuries to the trooper.
During the pursuit, troopers reported seeing the driver, who they say was the only person in the car, throw out items from the car.
They say the driver crossed the median of the interstate and started traveling West in the East bound lanes.
The interstate was shut down for safety reasons.
Troopers said the driver stopped around the 41 mile marker and was taken into custody around 12:30 P.M. officially ending pursuit.
Kentucky State Police conducted moving roadblocks on both the East and West lanes of the interstate in an effort to collect items thrown from the car during the pursuit.
Due to further criminal investigation by K.S.P. and pending charges, the identity of the driver will not be released.