Sacramento man facing numerous charges after high-speed police chase in vehicle reported stolen

A McLean County man is facing multiple charges after he led authorities on a pursuit through three counties in a vehicle police say was stolen.

Kentucky State Police reports the pursuit began Monday afternoon around 12:40 when a trooper was sitting in a work zone in the Mortons Gap area and he observed a white Mazda passenger car traveling northbound on Interstate 69 that matched the description of a stolen vehicle out of McLean County. The trooper activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver drove through the median to the southbound lanes and fled southbound on I-69.

According to state police, the pursuit continued southbound on I-69 reaching speeds of 100 mph into Hopkins County and into Caldwell County where the driver exited off onto KY 293 and then reentered I-69 and continued southbound in the northbound lanes before exiting off onto KY 91. KSP says the driver reentered the interstate again traveling the wrong way and then crossed back onto the southbound lanes and continued into Lyon County where a tire deflation device was set up by authorities at the 72 mile marker. At this time, KSP says the trooper used his police cruiser to push the suspect’s vehicle off the road and the suspect was subdued and taken into custody.

KSP says the suspect, 36 year old Kevin Corn of Sacramento, was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center for Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000, Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), DUI 1st Offense – Aggravated, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest. KSP notes on the release that additional charges are pending.

KSP Post 1 in Mayfield, Princeton and Eddyville Police Departments, and Caldwell County and Lyon County Sheriff’s Departments assisted Post 2 state troopers during the pursuit.

Kevin M Corn

(Source: Hopkins Co. Detention Center)

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