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KSP Arrests Ft. Campbell, KY Man After Pursuit in Lyon/Livingston Counties

Date of News Release: 07/30/2016

Grand Rivers, Ky. (July 30, 2016) On July 28, 2016, at approximately 2:35 P.M, Kentucky State Police Troopers observed a motorcycle west bound on I-24 in Lyon County traveling at a high rate of speed. Troopers initiated a pursuit but were impeded by traffic. Near the Lyon/Livingston County line Tpr. Lewie Dodd observed the same motorcycle now traveling 162mph in a 70mph zone. Trooper Dodd joined the pursuit of the motorcycle as the lead unit and observed it ramp off of interstate 24 onto KY 453 at exit 31 near Grand Rivers, KY in Livingston County.

The operator of the motorcycle, Chase Williams, 21, of Fort Campbell, KY then lost control in a curve and collided with an earth embankment on KY 453. Williams then fled the scene on foot into a nearby wood line. When Trooper Brad Ramsey began to deploy his K-9 partner, Oscar, Williams came out of the woods and surrendered to Tpr. Dodd without any further incident.

Williams was taken into custody and transported to Baptist Health Paducah hospital for an arm injury sustained in the collision where he was treated and released. Williams was charged with speeding 26mph or greater over the speed limit (Violation), Reckless Driving (Violation), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree - Motor Vehicle (Class D Felony), Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd degree - on Foot (Class A Misdemeanor), and 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Class D Felony).

Williams was then lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

The Investigation is continuing by Tpr. Lewie Dodd.