Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) – Sergeant Bob Winters, of Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, observed a 2004 Pontiac GTO traveling at a high rate of speed, near the 89 mile marker on Interstate 24, on May 16, 2020, around 7:13 PM.
Sergeant Winters activated his emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed. The vehicle exit Interstate 24, northbound onto the Pennyrile Parkway. Around the 5 mile marker, Trooper Brett Martin successfully deployed a tire deflation device. The vehicle exit the Pennyrile Parkway at Ft. Campbell Boulevard, where it stopped in a gas station parking lot.
The operator, Bobby Britton II, age 28, of Clarksville, TN, was taken into custody without incident. Britton was lodged in the Christian County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of Marijuana; Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle); and Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit (Limited Access).
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