Henderson County Man Arrested for Fleeing Police in Union County

Crawford was Driving on a DUI Suspended License

WAVERLY, Ky. (March 31, 2018)—Around 7p.m. Saturday, a Kentucky State Police trooper patrolling US 60 near Waverly observed a vehicle with occupants who were not wearing their seatbelts. When the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the operator accelerated up to 100 miles per hour. The operator attempted to elude the trooper by quickly turning into a driveway. Due to his high rate of speed, his car slid across the driveway and into a ditch. The trooper arrested the operator who was identified as Blake D. Crawford, 34 of Henderson. Further investigation revealed Crawford had an eight year-old and a 33-year-old passenger in the vehicle. He was charged with Speeding 26 MPH or more over the limit, Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree, Reckless Driving, Failure to Wear Seat Belts, Driving on a DUI Suspended License-2nd Offense and Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle).
Crawford was lodged in the Union County Detention Center in Morganfield.

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