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Fleeing & Evading Arrest on US Highway 60 East

Date of News Release: 07/06/2014

Henderson, KY - Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 16 Henderson were conducting a Traffic Safety Checkpoint on U S Highway 60 East and Ernest Lane when Trooper Shane Settle observed a Mercury Grand Marquis turn around on US Highway 60 East. The vehicle, driven by Jason Brown, a 44 year-old resident of Henderson, KY attempted to avoid traveling through the checkpoint. Trooper Settle tried to stop the fleeing vehicle driven by Brown. Brown turned onto Tillman-Bethel and after several miles Brown turned around and traveled back towards US Highway 60 East. Brown struck a patrol vehicle on the passenger side as the Trooper attempted to avoid a head-on collision with Brown. Brown was not disabled after the collision. Brown then accelerated and forced two other units off the roadway. Both units were forced off the roadway to avoid head-on collision. Brown then lost control of his vehicle and traveled off the roadway striking a tree on the left shoulder of the roadway coming to a stop. Brown was then apprehended and taken into custody. No one was injured during the incident.

Brown was charged with Speeding 26 MPH > Speed Limit, Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Reckless Driving, Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree, Assault, 2nd Degree - Police Officer, Oper Mtr Veh U/Influ Alc/Drugs/Etc. .08 (Agg Circum) 4th >, Driving DUI Suspended License - 2nd Off (Agg Circum), Poss of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia - Buy/ Possess, Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree - Police Officer, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Ins/Sec, 1st Off, Resisting Arrest, Poss of Open Alc Beverage Cont in Motor Veh Prohibited, Failure to or Improper Signal, Disregarding Stop Sign, Failure to Wear Seat Belt.