A Louisville man faces multiple charges following a pursuit Monday evening that started in Irvington.
The pursuit when an Irvington Police Department Patrolman attempted to stop a Ford F-350 Pickup Truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 60.
The vehicle fled eastbound, into Meade County, where it left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant. The hydrant was broken off, doing significant damage to the truck, which had been stolen from a car lot in Louisville.
Timothy Lawson, 49 of Louisville, was taken into custody and charged with: Fleeing or evading police, 1st degree(motor vehicle), Fleeing or evading police 2nd degree(on foot), Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, Speeding 26 MPH or more over the speed limit, Reckless driving, No registration plates, Failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, License to be in possession, Operating on suspended or revoked license, Receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more, Criminal mischief 1st and 2nd degree, Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree(meth), Trafficking in marijuana(less than 8 ounces), Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lawson was taken to Breckinridge Health for medical clearance of injuries sustained in a previous incident in Jefferson county, then lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.
The Irvington Police was assisted by the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Department, Meade County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police.