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Vehicle Pursuit in Hopkins and Christian Counties

Date of News Release: 8/22/2017

Madisonville, KY.(August 18th, 2017) – A pursuit initiated by Kentucky State Police resulted in the arrest of a Nortonville man.

On August 18, 2017, at 7:15 P.M., Sergeant Jon McGehee, with the Kentucky State Police, attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle displayed a registration plate belonging to a different vehicle. The motorcycle was traveling north on Interstate 69, approximately 4 miles south of Nortonville, when Sgt. McGehee first observed the vehicle.

The motorcycle accelerated and traveled onto the Edward T Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway southbound. Sergeant Jeff Ayers, Sergeant Craig Engler, Trooper John Eilert, Trooper Jacob Stephens, Trooper Curtis Crick, Trooper Cody Kromer, the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, and Hopkinsville Police Department assisted in the pursuit. Approximately 2 miles north of Hopkinsville, the motorcycle came to a stop, and the driver, identified as Adam Young, age 37 of Nortonville was taken into custody without further incident.

After further investigation, Young was found to be under the influence of controlled substances, in possession of controlled substances, and was possessing items used to ingest controlled substances. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the Vehicle Identification Numbers had been removed from the motorcycle. S and S Towing removed the motorcycle from the scene and Mr. Young was lodged at the Hopkins County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Speeding 26 Over the Limit
  • Improper Registration Plate
  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree Motor Vehicle
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs 1st Offense
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense Methamphetamine
  • Operating on a Suspended Operators License
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Destruction of VIN Number

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