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KSP arrest Trigg County man after pursuit and collision

Driver in Ford SUV alleged to have reach speeds of 100 mph before losing control, overturning numerous times. Two injured. Drive arrested and lodged in Christian County Jail, Hopkinsville, KY.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 1, Mayfield, KY

CADIZ, KY (Tue 12 Sep 2017) - Kentucky State Police arrested a Trigg County man following a vehicle pursuit and collision. At approximately 11pmCT, Trooper Aaron Acree attempted to stop a Ford SUV for speeding and no registration on Main Street in Cadiz.

The driver did not stop, and instead accelerated to speeds of over 100 mph while traveling on Highway 68/80 and then on Kings Chapel Road. While on Kings Chapel Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn numerous times.

A passenger in the vehicle, Leslie A. Sisco, age 22, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was transported by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries received during the collision.

The driver, Preston S. Hightower, age 22, of Cadiz, Kentucky, was treated at the scene of the collision for minor injuries. He was then arrested and charged with Speeding, No Registration Plates, First Degree Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle, First Degree Wanton Endangerment, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence 2nd Offense, Operating on a Suspended License, No Insurance, and Possession of Marijuana. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail, Hopkinsville, KY. KSP was assisted by Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff Department, Trigg County Rescue Squad, and Trigg County Ambulance Service The investigation is continuing by Trooper Aaron Acree. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

This story was posted on 2017-09-12 08:42:07
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