A man from Stevinson was arrested in the early morning of Nov. 12 after leading police in Ceres on a high-speed chase, according to local news sources. The Kentucky man is facing a DUI charge in addition to several other charges related to the incident. It is not clear from the report whether the man is in police custody, though he is likely focused on preparing his criminal defense ahead of court proceedings.
According to the report, around 1:55 a.m. a police officer claims to have noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at a fast food restaurant, and also noticed its driver looking into the windows of a closed convenience store. When the man noticed the officer, he allegedly left the scene in his vehicle. The officer apparently attempted to pull him over after noticing the vehicle’s registration was expired for over a year, but the man is said to have ignored the siren and continued to drive away.
The man reportedly reached speeds of 90 mph and ran a red light before driving onto a vacant construction site. He supposedly struck several traffic barriers before colliding with an electronic sign trailer, bringing his vehicle to a halt. Officers said they noticed signs of alcohol impairment and arrested the man. He now faces charges including DUI, evading a police officer and driving without a license.
A DUI can have life-altering effects on those convicted, including the loss of a driver’s license, fines and even jail time. This is why the man will likely be represented in court by a defense attorney who will work to build a case against the charges filed by Kentucky prosecutors. These prosecutors carry the burden of proof, which means they must provide evidence of the man’s alleged intoxication in order to secure a conviction.