Crime

Edmonton man charged after 5-county police chase

An Edmonton man is charged with 13 counts of wanton endangerment after leading police on a car chase through five counties early Saturday morning.

Ollie D. Campbell, 34, reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour during the 68-mile pursuit, police said.

State police Sgt. Trent Weaver said he did not know what started the chase, but it ended when Campbell wrecked his car on Jimmy Hubbard Road in Metcalfe County where he then tried to flee on foot.

Nobody was injured during the chase, Weaver said.

The chase began in Elizabethtown and continued through Hardin, LaRue, Hart, Barren and Metcalfe counties along I-65 and KY 70, a state police news release said.

In addition to the wanton endangerment charges, Campbell is charged with criminal mischief, fleeing and evading, speeding, resisting arrest, reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.

More charges could be pending in each of the five counties.

Campbell is being held at the Hardin County Detention Center.

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