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KSP: 3 Tennessee men arrested after high speed, lengthy pursuit

A trio out of Tennessee were arrested by Kentucky State Police last week after being chased for over 30 miles.

According to arrest citations, troopers observed a vehicle pass them at a high rate of speed in Elizabethtown. A traffic stop was attempted, however the subject fled, dangerously weaving through traffic and running other vehicles off the roadway. The pursuit went on for thirty three miles before the driver lost control of the vehicle, striking another motorist who had to be flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for his injuries. After striking a semi truck as well, the pursued vehicle flipped off of the roadway and the three occupants, Rickie Nelson, who was the driver, Martavious Williams, and Kevin Wynn fled on foot from the vehicle. Troopers got into a physical altercation with the three, but they were apprehended. Nelson allegedly appeared to be under the influence, due to his glassy bloodshot eyes and erratic driving. A run of the car’s vin number revealed that the vehicle was stolen out of Tennessee, and tools used in car thefts were found in the vehicle as well.

The trio face a litany of charges including wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, assault, and fleeing or evading police. They were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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