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Daviess Co. man facing DUI, wanton endangerment and other charges after vehicle pursuit

Daviess Co. man facing DUI, wanton endangerment and other charges after vehicle pursuit

Bill Stephens

April 4th, 2016

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A Daviess County man is facing multiple charges after a vehicle pursuit with state police over the weekend.

According to Kentucky State Police, a trooper activated his blue lights and tried to stop a vehicle for reckless driving around 4:20 Sunday afternoon on Interstate 69 at the 111 mile marker.  Police say the driver, 29 year old Jarod Bowley of Owensboro, accelerated and exited the interstate taking the pursuit into Muhlenberg County where he drove onto a Peabody Mine Haul Road and tried to cross a section of the road that was flooded with high water. Upon entering the high water at a high rate of speed, police indicate the vehicle stalled and Bowley jumped out of the car and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. After a short foot pursuit, the trooper reportedly apprehended the 29 year old man without further incident.

State Police indicate Bowley was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Muhlenberg County Hospital where he was treated and released for injuries sustained after his vehicle ran into the water.

Bowley was then transported to the Hopkins County Jail where he was charged with fleeing/evading police in a motor vehicle and on foot, reckless driving, first degree wanton endangerment, DUI, speeding 26 miles per hour over the limit and disregarding a stop sign.

Jarod Bowley

(Source: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

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