A LaRue County man who led Elizabethtown police on a pursuit Wednesday afternoon also is accused of assaulting six officers.
James Droddy Jr., 38 of Buffalo, is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. March 22 in Hardin District Court.
According to an arrest citation, police attempted to stop Droddy in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma around 3:45 p.m. at Johnstown Road and Patriot Parkway for driving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of lanes. He continued driving, eventually stopping in the parking lot of the Hardin County Government Building.
When Elizabethtown Police officers attempted to arrest Droddy, he resisted and proceeded to “punch and kicked a total of six officers,” according to the citation.
Officers also found a clear bag of marijuana between his butt cheeks during a search.
Droddy is charged with a number of traffic offenses, including driving on a suspended or revoked license. He also is charged with six counts of third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
He also is charged with first offense driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.