A man has been charged after he led Kentucky State Police on a high-speed chase in Laurel County and tried to run officers off the road, authorities said.
Travis G. Brock, 19, of Pineville was charged with fleeing and evading police; three counts of wanton endangerment; first-degree assault; and several traffic offenses, according to state police.
A trooper noticed a 2008 Honda Civic run a stop sign at the intersection of Glenview Road and U.S. Highway 25 about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police.
When the trooper attempted to pull the car over, Brock accelerated south toward London and refused to stop, police said.
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State police pursued the car on U.S. Highway 25 at a high rate of speed for several miles before Brock lost control and struck a utility pole, according to state police.
Brock is accused of swerving in the direction of troopers’ vehicles during the pursuit and trying to run them off the road, according to state police.
At one point in the pursuit, trooper Chris Saunders collided with a vehicle that pulled in front of him near the intersection of Kentucky highways 192 and 1006, according to state police. Saunders was not injured, and the other driver was treated for minor injuries.
Brock is being held in the Laurel County jail.