Pursuit leads to trafficking, DUI charges

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Lexington man is facing nearly a dozen charges after leading deputies on a three-county pursuit early Saturday morning.

Antonio D. Adams, 44, was arrested after the pursuit ended on Interstate 64 in Bath County.

According to court records, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were called to check on a car stopped at a traffic light with a passed-out driver.

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According to the citations filed by Deputy Kevin Flora, the driver eventually woke and sped off traveling east on Interstate 64. Flora said speed quickly reached 95 mph and continued east, as two Winchester Police officers joined from exit 96.

Flora said the vehicle would straddle the dividing line before swerving back and forth between lanes while going through Montgomery County and into Bath County. Flora said the vehicle began to slow near the 118 mile marker, and officers were able to box the vehicle and end the pursuit.

Officers removed Adams from the vehicle and arrested him.

Deputies and officers found a plastic bag of marijuana and an amount of cash when they searched Adams. In his vehicle, they found a set of digital scales and a plastic bag containing a gray powder.

Adams was checked and released from Clark Regional Medical Center after complaining of shoulder pain, and was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

Adams was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, speeding more than 26 mph, reckless driving, second-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and license to be in possession. He was also served a parole violation warrant from Fayette County.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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