Chase suspect says he was high and had no idea what was going on
ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. - A high-speed chase ended with the arrest of a man and his girlfriend, and the discovery of multiple stolen items.
The chase went through Rockcastle County and into Laurel County on Wednesday morning.
A trooper with Kentucky State Police saw a driver fleeing from Mt. Vernon Police as the chase passed under the 49 bridge on I-75 south. Speeds reached 90 miles per hour. State Police helped forcibly stop the driver who was riding on rims only and swerving from side to side at officers. Police say the driver also hit a Mt. Vernon police cruiser.
As officers moved in to make an arrest, they say the driver refused to put his hands behind his back and cussed at officers who tried to handcuff him. They also say the driver leaned over and kissed his passenger before being removed from his car.
Police arrested Charles E. Allen of Central City. They charged him with criminal mischief, operating a vehicle under the influence, speeding, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, reckless driving, and other traffic violations.
Police say Allen had several stolen items in his possession at the time of his arrest, which is why Mt. Vernon Police say they were trying to pull him over.
According to his arrest citation, Allen told officers that he was high and had no idea what was going on and if they had done as many drugs as him they wouldn't either.
Police also charged his passenger, Amber Nicole Vick. They say she refused to exit the vehicle after the chase ended and instead "decided to light a cigarette" and started kissing the driver. Vick faces charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, and receiving stolen property.