TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP pursuit and drug arrest in Calloway County
Date of News Release: 07/03/2014
(Murray, KY.) - Trooper Jody Cash was on routine patrol in Calloway County when he observed a gold colored Toyota speeding on US 641 south at approximately 2:07 P.M. Thursday, July 3, 2014. Trooper Cash initiated his emergency equipment and turned on the vehicle which was traveling north towards Murray. The vehicle then accelerated and turned onto Tabard Drive and accelerated again in an attempt to elude the Trooper. The car stopped in the vicinity of Spring Creek Drive, where Trooper Cash made contact with the driver, Teresa G. Bayless, 51 of Puryear, Tn. After administering field sobriety tests Bayless was arrested.
Bayless was lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center and was charged with Speeding 26 MPH or greater, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (motor vehicle), Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence 1st offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Failure of Owner to Maintain Insurance, and Prescription of Controlled Substance not in Proper Container. The investigation continues by Trooper Cash.