Kentucky State Police
Kentucky State Police Arrests Teen, 17, for DUI and Slew of Traffic Charges after Pursuit in Graves County
Mayfield, Ky. (December 2, 2016) – On December 2, 2016, at 3:28 pm, Trooper Logan Burks initiated a traffic stop on a black 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a traffic violation on West Farthing Street near Cuba Road in the city of Mayfield.
Trooper Burks exited his cruiser at which point the suspect vehicle fled from the location. Trooper Burks returned to his cruiser and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect fled down West Farthing making multiple turns on city streets before turning onto Oak Street. The suspect then attempted to turn north onto South 8th Street but due to his speed was unable to make the turn and struck a utility pole and fire hydrant. Troopers were then able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.
Upon investigation, the suspect was discovered to be a 17-year-old juvenile. Police say that the preliminary investigation showed the juvenile to be intoxicated. The vehicle that the juvenile was operating had also been reported as stolen to Graves County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
A search of the vehicle uncovered suspected synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The juvenile was lodged at the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center.
The juvenile suspect was charged with the following: 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Class D Felony), Fleeing or Evading Police – Motor Vehicle 1st Degree (Class D Felony), Criminal Mischief 1st Degree (Class D Felony), Receiving Stolen Property (Class D Felony), Reckless Driving (Violation), Possession of Synthetic Drugs (Class B Misdemeanor), No Operators License (Class B Misdemeanor), Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs – 1st offense (Class B Misdemeanor), No Seatbelt (Violation), 4 Counts of Disregarding Stop Sign (Violation), and 4 counts of Failure to or Improper Signal (Violation).
The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Trooper Burks.
KSP was assisted on scene by the Mayfield Police Department and Mayfield Fire-EMS