Police: Fleeing man strikes vehicle, fence, trees

shopkins@herald-leader.com

A Laurel County man driving a white Ford pickup truck struck another vehicle, a street lamp pole, several trees and a fence as he led police on a pursuit through London on Sunday, Kentucky State Police said.

State police responded to Waterworks Road about 7:15 p.m. to a complaint about a reckless driver. On West 16th Street, police spotted the truck driven by Adam McQueen, 40, of London.

Troopers attempted to stop the truck, but it continued on West 16th Street to the intersection of North Mill Street, where it struck another vehicle. No one was injured.

The driver continued south on North Mill Street, hitting a street lamp pole before cutting across a business parking lot on Moren Road, state police said.

The pickup finally stopped near Moren and Nazareth Hill roads after striking trees and a fence in the backyard of a private residence. But the driver got out of the truck and started running.

McQueen was arrested and charged with reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police (for the vehicle pursuit), second-degree fleeing or evading police (for the foot pursuit), first-degree driving under the influence, first-degree criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree persistent felony offender and fugitive from justice from another state.

McQueen was wanted in Michigan, but state police did not say what charges he faced there.

He was being held at the Laurel County Detention Center.

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