Man Sought For Fleeing and Evading Police in Motor Vehicle

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate an Owensboro man wanted for fleeing and evading police in a motor vehicle.

Around 11:00 p.m. Friday, Kentucky State Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 54 in Fordsville when they say a passenger car made an abrupt U-turn in the roadway as it neared the checkpoint. A trooper reportedly attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled into Hancock County on KY 69 more than twenty miles before crashing into a tree on Coal Bank Hollow Road. Police say the driver, identified as Larry N. Lawson of Owensboro, fled on foot into a wooded area and has not been located.

Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Ohio and Hancock County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Owensboro Police Department K-9 Unit.

Kentucky State Police is actively searching for Lawson. If anyone has any information regarding Lawson’s whereabouts, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 16 Henderson at 270-826-3312.

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