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EPD: Stolen vehicle leads to a high-speed pursuit on Interstate

A stolen vehicle led to a high-speed pursuit through Hardin county over the weekend. According to arrest citations, Elizabethtown Police received a call Friday night of a stolen Hummer from East Dixie. An officer traveling northbound on I-65 observed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle fled, traveling at high speeds and weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle exited the interstate onto Joe Prather highway, where it continued to flee, sometimes traveling in the opposite direction of travel. Kentucky State Police were able to deflate the vehicle tires, with the suspect exiting the vehicle an fleeing on foot. Police apprehended the suspect, Preston Cahill, after a short chase. Cahill was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st, Fleeing or Evading police, as well as Criminal Mischief. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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