A high-speed pursuit Friday morning in Elizabethtown and Radcliff resulted in two wanton endangerment charges for a Scott County man.
According to a police citation, Kentucky State Police arrested 39 year-old Richard Roberts of Stamping Ground after he allegedly drove recklessly while fleeing from police.
Roberts allegedly drove at speeds of 95 miles per hour in 45 and 35 miles per hour speed limit zones on South Wilson Road while being pursued. He also passed a vehicle in a no-passing zone and applied his brakes multiple times, nearly causing a collision with the pursuing officer.
Roberts eventually stopped the vehicle near a parking lot on South Wilson Road where he fled on foot, according to the citation. He later was found and taken to the Hardin County Detention Center, where he currently is being lodged on a $10,000 cash bond.
Roberts is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; first-degree wanton endangerment; third-degree criminal mischief; first-degree fleeing or evading police; operating on a suspended or revoked license; reckless driving and speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit.
First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony in Kentucky, punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
Roberts is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Hardin District Court.