A Louisville man was concerned in a excessive pace chase with Kentucky State Police troopers on Dixie Freeway on Sunday night time.
In keeping with an arrest quotation by Trooper James Payne of Submit 4, Nigel Smith, 28, drove the unsuitable approach right into a U-turn at Dixie and Ky. 434.
He entered a U-turn designed for northbound visitors however entered it in from the southbound lane. It states the automobile additionally failed to make use of its flip sign because it made a proper onto Ky. 313 in Radcliff.
He was pulled over, and there was apparently a powerful odor of marijuana coming from the automobile, the quotation mentioned. It states that Smith turned defensive when requested if his automobile might be searched.
Smith then drove away from the visitors cease. One trooper needed to leap backward to keep away from getting ran over, in response to the quotation.
A pursuit adopted down Ky. 313 and onto Interstate 65 northbound towards Bullitt County. The quotation states that the pursuit lasted 40 minutes and ended close to Bates Highway and KY. 61 in Jefferson County. He additionally ran some pink lights, handed automobiles on the shoulder, reached speeds of round 110 mph and was riving within the unsuitable lanes.
Smith then ran away for about 100 toes after which gave up. Within his automobile, they discovered two luggage of marijuana, every containing a couple of grams. Inside his pants pocket, there round $1,500 in money.
Smith is lodged within the Hardin County Detention Heart on a $2,500 money bond. First-degree fleeing or evading police in a motorized vehicle is a category D felony, punishable by one to 5 years if convicted.