Draffenville, KY. (September 25, 2020) – At approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, a Kentucky State Police Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 69. A traffic stop was initiated at the top of the ramp at Exit 47 in Draffenville, but the vehicle fled from the stop and headed East on US 68 through Draffenville. The vehicle continued to speed through a school zone near Marshall County High School. The Trooper was able to maintain sight of the fleeing vehicle as it maneuvered through congested traffic. Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to deploy a tire deflation device at the intersection of Benton-Birmingham Road and KY 408, but the vehicle swerved toward a deputy on foot and then toward two deputies inside their marked cruisers. The pursuit continued onto Moors Camp Highway. Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies again attempted to end the pursuit with a tire deflation device. Deputies successfully deflated the passenger’s side tires and the driver, a 16 year old juvenile, was taken into custody without further incident.
The juvenile was lodged in the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle); Assault 3rd Degree-Police Officer (2 counts); Attempted Murder-Police Officer; Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer (4 counts), Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (aggravating circumstances); Possession of Marijuana; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and several traffic offenses.
Trooper Will Propes continues the investigation.