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Corydon man faces 12 charges after high speed pursuit in 2 states

Corydon man faces 12 charges after high speed pursuit in 2 states

Bill Stephens

July 5th, 2016

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Kentucky State Police have identified the man involved in a high speed pursuit in two states Monday night as 38 year old Michael Meredith of Corydon.

According to police, KSP Post 16-Henderson was notified by Warrick County Indiana authorities just after midnight of a high speed vehicle pursuit heading towards Kentucky. Warrick County officials were in the process of investigating the specific vehicle when the operator fled the scene. Police indicate the pursuit crossed the I-69 Twin Bridges in Henderson to US 41A where Meredith then took KY 2253 to Whitelick Road before wrecking at the intersection of Whitelick Road and Tapp Duncan Road in the Corydon community of Henderson County.

According to authorities, Meredith
fled the scene and remained on the loose for several hours before turning himself in to Kentucky State Police troopers around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Meredith was taken to Methodist Hospital in Henderson to be checked out before he was taken to the Henderson County Detention Center where he faces the following charges:

Charge 1: Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
Charge 2: Reckless Driving
Charge 3: Careless Driving
Charge 4: Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
Charge 5: Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)
Charge 6: Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree
Charge 7: Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree-Police Officer
Charge 8: Disregarding Traffic Cont Dev-Traffic Light
Charge 9: Failure to or Improper Signal
Charge 10: Improper Passing
Charge 11: Leaving the Scene of Accident – Failure to Render Aid or Assistance
Charge 12: Disregarding Stop Sign

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(Image: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

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