Tennessee man leads Ky. police on pursuit at checkpoint
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Tennessee man led Kentucky State Police on a pursuit after driving through a highway checkpoint.
Officers were working the checkpoint along US 41 near Hopkinsville on Saturday night when a motorist swerved out of his lane and through the checkpoint.
State police say in a release that officers had to move from the car’s path as it accelerated toward Hopkinsville. Officers pursued the car and the driver, 31-year-old Carlos Washington, stopped fleeing on an exit off the Pennyrile Parkway. He was taken into custody and charged with drunken driving, wanton endangerment of a police officer and six other charges.
Washington, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was taken into custody and lodged in the Christian County Jail.