Bowling Green, KY. (February 23, 2021) – On Monday February 22, 2021, the Kentucky State Police Post 3 was assisting the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office with attempting to locate a stolen Nissan truck near the Kentucky-Tennessee line. Agencies from both states had pursued the stolen vehicle the day prior. Just before 6 p.m. KSP was notified that Simpson County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of the stolen vehicle north on Interstate 65.
KSP Troopers responded to assist as the stolen vehicle exited to Interstate 165 and then to Plano Road. Troopers assumed lead in the pursuit that continued onto Collett Bridge Road where the stolen vehicle exited the roadway into a field. With assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit, Troopers were able to maintain visual contact with the vehicle. The Nissan continued toward a wooded area where the vehicle became lodged against a tree and became inoperable.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 31 year-old James Torsak of Gallatin, TN. Torsak was taken into custody and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. He was charged with the following.
- Reckless Driving
- Fleeing and Evading 1st (Motor Vehicle)
- Wanton Endangerment 1st (Police)
- Resisting Arrest
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License
- Fugitive From Another State
- Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
- Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree
KSP was assisted by Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and Franklin Police Department
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