RICHMOND — A man was arrested Sunday night after he drove a stolen car through a security checkpoint at Blue Grass Army Depot and struck a depot police truck after a chase.
The man's identity has not been released, but police are determining potential federal and state charges, said a news release from a depot spokesman.
"At no time did the suspect's vehicle come in proximity to conventional or chemical munition stockpiles," the release said.
About 11:30 p.m., a black Ford Mustang entered the depot's main gate and approached security guards for identification. The car then changed lanes and sped past the checkpoint into the depot's administrative area, officials said.
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Security staffers pursued the car at high speeds within the administrative area and the car hit a depot police truck. The driver of the car was injured and was taken to Pattie A. Clay Hospital in Richmond. He was later taken to the Madison County jail.
A depot police officer, Joseph Nantz, had bruising to his side. He was treated at the hospital and released.
An initial investigation revealed that the suspect has a history of mental illness and was driving a car reported as stolen.