A Knox County man was arrested on numerous charges Sunday night after he fled from a routine traffic stop and rammed two cruisers in the process, Kentucky State Police said.
Three troopers had to physically subdue the suspect, identified as Jack A. Rose, 49, when he refused to surrender, according to the Harlan state police post.
Rose, 49, of Barbourville, was charged with fleeing or evading police, driving under the influence, two counts of wanton endangerment against a police officer, possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle, driving on an expired license, criminal mischief and various other offenses, police said.
Trooper Wayne Hensley stopped Rose's 2003 Toyota Corolla on U.S. 25E in Barbourville on Sunday because it had an expired license plate, police said. Rose drove away, however, when Hensley approached the car.
Hensely turned on his cruiser's emergency lights and followed Rose through downtown Barbourville at low speed, police said.
Trooper Kelley Farris joined the pursuit after Rose turned back onto U.S. 25E heading south, police said.
When the troopers attempted to box in the fleeing car, Rose increased his speed, intentionally striking Hensley's cruiser three times and Farris' cruiser twice, state police said.
The pursuit finally ended when Hensley, Farris and a third trooper blocked Rose's car in the parking lot of a Taco Bell restaurant, police said.
Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer with the Harlan post, said Rose still refused to put his car in park and get out when the officers told him to surrender.
At that point, Jacobs said, the troopers "used the force necessary" to physically subdue him and remove him from the car.