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June 12th – 2 men arrested after stealing trailer; crashing into police cruiser

2 men were arrested in Nelson County Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a trailer. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, police attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Louisville road early Thursday morning after officers observed no lights on the trailer. When officers attempted to initiate the traffic stop, the vehicle continued, eventually making a U-turn and turning onto John Rowan Boulevard. The vehicle then swerved, allegedly attempting to hit a Bardstown Police vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle then swerved into a Nelson County Sheriff’s vehicle, damaging it. After crashing into an unoccupied vehicle, police were able to take the occupants into custody.

The operator, Christopher Gardner, was charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, and attempted assault of a police officer among other charges. The passenger of the vehicle, James Johnson, was also arrested and charged. Both were lodged in the Nelson County Detention Center.

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