HENDERSON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A man was arrested Monday following a high-speed chase that crossed into Daviess County.
At around 2:30 p.m. a Kentucky State Police (KSP) trooper on Audubon Parkway saw a silver Chevrolet Camero heading eastbound allegedly going 10 miles over the speed limit.
The trooper tried to stop the driver of the car, Meko D. Levels, but he sped up to over 150 miles per hour, according to a KSP statement.
The chase led into Daviess County where another trooper used a tire deflation device to end the chase. Levels tried to use an exit onto KY 1554 but couldn’t stop and crashed into a guardrail, before leaving the car and running into a wooded area.
A K-9 unit along with Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, and KSP’s Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations were all dispatched to help capture Levels. The 29-year-old was ultimately captured near the Sorgho Cemetery without incident.
KSP said troopers found large amounts of illegal drugs scatted in the woods. Levels was transported to Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro and was booked at 6:17 p.m.
Levels has been charged with the following offenses:
- First-degree fleeing/evading
- Fleeing/evading (On Foot)
- Reckless driving
- First-degree wanton endangerment
- Disregarding stop sign
- No insurance
- Failure to signal