Motorcyclist facing numerous charges after police chase in Owensboro

A motorcyclist involved in a high speed chase with police over the weekend if facing numerous charges including several counts of wanton endangerment.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed around 7:30 Saturday night on Martin Luther King Jr Loop. The report says when the deputy attempted to stop the motorcyclist he accelerated and led the deputy and other officers on a pursuit through several streets including the parking lot of Owensboro Community and Technical College where he almost struck a deputy. Kentucky State Police troopers also joined in the pursuit of the motorcyclist who turned onto Masonville Habit Road and turned off his headlights to try to lose officers, at which time the pursuit was terminated by deputies.

The report says an investigation led deputies to a residence on Lafayette Drive in Owensboro where the motorcycle was located and the driver was identified as 21 year old Brent Roach who was taken into custody.

Roach was lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center for charges of Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, four counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer), Expired Operators License, No Motorcycle License, No Registration Plate, No Insurance and Failure to Notify of Address Change.

Brent Roach

(Source: Daviess Co. Detention Center)

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