Beaver Dam, KY. (February 8, 2021)—Just after 7pm, Kentucky State Police assisted Beaver Dam Police and Ohio County Sheriff’s Department on a reckless driving complaint. The caller advised a red car was ramming another vehicle in an apparent road-rage incident. Beaver Dam Police and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department located the suspect’s vehicle and performed a traffic stop. The driver fled from the traffic stop nearly striking a Beaver Dam Police Officer.
A KSP Trooper observed the suspects red 2012 Hyundai Sonata on U.S. 231 and KY 369. The trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Hyundai; however, the driver failed to comply. A pursuit was initiated and the suspect fled traveled eastbound on the West KY Parkway. Speeds topped over 100 miles-per-hour. The pursuit entered into Grayson County when the suspected crossed the media and drove eastbound into the westbound emergency lane. The suspect’s car then ran out of fuel and came to a stop. The driver left his vehicle and fled on foot. The trooper quickly caught the suspect and took him into custody without further incident.
The operator was identified as Rex L. White, 26 of Louisville. He was arrested and transported to Grayson County Detention Center.
Mr. White was charged by Kentucky State Police with the following offenses: (Other agencies may have additional charges.)
- Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer
- Fleeing/Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
- Reckless Driving
- Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Off – Methamphetamine
- Drug Paraphernalia
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity. You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.
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