London Police: Arrest made after high speed chase

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Friday the London Police made an arrest after a high speed chase, according to officials.

Police say a sergeant was on duty and observed a vehicle with no operational tail lights, brake lights, or turn signals and began to make a traffic stop. The vehicle didn’t stop and speeds got up to 85 miles an hour, police say.

Investigators say the suspect, James B. Belcher, 32, drove through residential lawns, struck a Jackson Energy power station, and lost control of his vehicle striking a tree.

Belcher was arrested and charged with two counts of speeding 26 miles-per-hour or more than the speed limit, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to improper signal, first-degree fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief, failure to wear a seat-belt, second-degree fleeing or evading police, license to be in possession, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, according to officials.

He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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