Kentucky State Police said they arrested a Louisville taxi driver on multiple charges after chasing an erratically moving cab on Interstate 64.
Mark A. Olsen, 53, of Louisville was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving, resisting arrest, first-degree fleeing and evading, and driving without insurance, according to a state police news release.
The Frankfort state police post reported that Shelby County dispatchers received several calls about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon about a yellow taxi being driven recklessly. About the same time, Franklin County dispatcher received a similar complaint about a cab on westbound I-64 in Franklin County.
At 4:53 p.m., a state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer spotted the cab on I-64 at mile marker 36 in Shelby County. When the taxi refused to stop, several troopers from the Frankfort post joined the pursuit, which continued into Jefferson County, police said.
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Troopers said the taxi driver drove at high speed, making erratic lane changes.
With the taxi approaching heavy traffic and the driver refusing to pull over, troopers used a pursuit-intervention driving technique to bring the cab to a stop on I-64 in Jefferson County, police said.
Olsen, who was then arrested, was being held in the Shelby County jail, police said.
An investigation is continuing.