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KSP arrests man after high-speed pursuit

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 4 took part in a high-speed chase, eventually arresting a Louisville man on Tuesday.

A KSP Post 4 Trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the 96 mile marker of I-65, with radar clocking the vehicle as going 111 mph in a 70 mph zone. As the Trooper pulled behind the vehicle, it put on the flashers and accelerated, passing several vehicles and almost leaving the roadway when exiting at the 105 exit. The subject pulled into a gas station and did several circles around the gas pumps before stopping at a pump. The subject, Christopher Shonkwiler, refused to exit the car and was tased as a result. Investigation, as well as a confession from Shonkwiler, showed that the vehicle was stolen, and a firearm was present in the vehicle.

Shonkwiler faces several traffic offenses, as well as charges of fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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