Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police Investigate Collision in Clark County
Date of News Release: 03/01/2012
(Richmond, KY) -- On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 8:19 am EST Kentucky State Police Richmond Post Trooper Anthony Trotter was contacted by a motorist on I-64 in Clark County about a black SUV traveling east in the west bound lanes of the interstate. Trooper Trotter located a black Cadillac Escalade operated by Andrew Gant Jr, facing east partially blocking the west bound slow lane. Trooper Trotter attempted to have the operator exit the vehicle during which time the driver fled the scene in the vehicle, traveling against the flow of traffic. Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Blake Moore was able to position his vehicle in front of the fleeing vehicle and deployed a tire deflation device which was successful in flattening some of the vehicles tires. The fleeing vehicle almost struck several vehicles during the pursuit in the west bound lanes. The Cadillac crossed the median into the east bound lanes where it struck a vehicle operated by Shelby Marshall and continued on. Trooper Trotter performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique maneuver which disabled the fleeing vehicle.
Andrew Gant Jr, 21 years old of Miami Fl was arrested at 08:28 am EST and charged with Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, No Insurance, Wanton Endangerment, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Improper Turning and lodged in the Clark County Jail.
Shelby Marshall, 20 years old of Jeffersonville, KY was arrested at 10:12 am EST and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Clark County Jail.
The investigating officer is Trooper Anthony Trotter. He was assisted on the scene by Sergeant Harvey Baxter & Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Anthony Blakemoore.