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KSP says pursuit of Tennessee motorcyclist reached 150 mph
Chase, all within in Adair County started on KY 61 and ended on the LBN Pkwy. It lasted approximately 17 minutes, travelling 32 miles, reaching speeds in excess of 150MPH prior to suspect being stopped. Suspect arrested, facing charges of Fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, speeding 26 or more over limit, Wanton endangerment 1st degree, and additional charges. He was lodged in the Adair County Regional jail. A passenger on the vehicle was not charged.
NOTE: Arrests are considered charges. An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged in an arrest is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.
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By Tpr Nick Hale, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 15, Columbia, KY
ADAIR COUNTY (Mon - April 30, 2018) On April 29, 2018 at approximately 5:06pmCT, Tpr Nick Davis observed a green 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle travelling northbound on KY 61 at a high rate of speed. Tpr Davis initiated his emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop for the violation.
The suspect turned west on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.
The pursuit lasted approximately 17 minutes, travelling 32 miles, reaching speeds in excess of 150MPH prior to suspect being stopped.
Jason Woodard, age 40 of Hickman TN, was arrested and charged with Fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle, speeding 26 or more over limit, Wanton endangerment 1st degree, along with several other charges.
He was lodged in the Adair County Jail. A passenger on the motorcycle, 36 year-old. Jerri Woodard, of Lawrenceburg KY, was not charged.
KSP was assisted by Columbia Police Department and Adair County Sheriff's Office.
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