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FL man arrested after high-speed pursuit from Hardin to Jefferson Co.

A Florida man arrested last week after leading police on a high speed pursuit from Elizabethtown to Jefferson County. According to arrest citations, police received a call of a reckless driver from another motorist on I-65 who said they believed the passenger of the vehicle might be in distress. Police tried to intercept the vehicle as it exited onto Elizabethtown, but the driver fled, driving into oncoming traffic and traveling northbound on I-65. Police pursued the vehicle, which they say traveled in excess of 120 miles per hour at times. Tire deflation devices were used, with the vehicle coming to a stop on the interstate in Louisville near the fairgrounds. The violator, Dana Ashbrook, was taken by ambulance for treatment at UofL, where he admitted to officers of being intoxicated, as well as consuming methamphetamines. The passenger, his girlfriend, told police he had refused to let her out of the vehicle, taking her phone from her. Ashbrook was arrested and charged with Fleeing or Evading police, several counts of Wanton endangerment, and Unlawful imprisonment, among other charges.

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