Lone Oak, KY. (July 18, 2020) – At approximately 6:45 p.m. Saturday evening, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 received a complaint of a reckless driver traveling on US HWY 45. Trooper Justin Rundles located a white 2018 Chevrolet pickup truck and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated away from Trooper Rundles, turning onto KY 1241 and heading north. As the vehicle approached US HWY 45 in Lone Oak, the driver failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the roadway and down an embankment. After a brief struggle with law enforcement officers, the driver, identified as John E. West, 38 of Mayfield, Kentucky, was taken into custody.
West was lodged in the McCracken County Regional Jail and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc..08, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited, and multiple traffic offenses.
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