FRANKFORT — A Frankfort man is in the Franklin County Detention Center after leading state and local police on a high-speed chase through the capital late Friday night, police said.
Brandon Purvis of Frankfort was arrested and charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department initiated the chase after suspecting Purvis of drunken driving shortly after 8:43 p.m.
Kentucky State Police and sheriff's deputies put tire deflation devices near U.S. 460 and Switzer Road to stop Purvis, according to the police report.
The tires of Purvis' vehicle were deflated, but Purvis continued to flee, intentionally ramming three state police vehicles, police said.
Purvis caused more than $3,000 in damage to the three vehicles, police said.
Police eventually stopped Purvis' vehicle, but Purvis continued to physically resist arrest, officers said.
State police used a Taser to subdue Purvis, who was so intoxicated he had to be taken to Franklin County Regional Medical Center for observation, police said.
Purvis also has several outstanding felony charges and traffic citations in addition to Friday's charges.