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Flat Lick man arrested after hitting 103mph during police pursuit

From The Mountain Advocate -

William Allen - KCDC

A Knox County man is in custody after leading law enforcement on a dangerous pursuit.

Trooper Kelley Farris conducted a traffic stop on 41 year old William Allen of Flat Lick, around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 due to the driver crossing the road’s center line and weaving in-and-out of traffic.

As Farris approached the vehicle, Allen peeled out onto KY 11 and struck another vehicle. Allen then nearly collided with Trooper Sidney Wagner’s cruiser before turning onto US 25E.

Provided by Kathy Dye Rose

A Kentucky State Police cruiser and a farmer's fence were among the collateral damage from the chase.

Provided by Ludina Collins

Officers from the Barbourville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s deputies had joined the chase by the time a foot pursuit commenced after Allen abandoned his truck in the farmer’s field.

Allen was caught and proceeded to kick and throw punches at officers during his arrest. He was read implied consent and was taken to the Knox County Detention Center.

Allen is charged with speeding, two counts of fleeing police in the first degree, five counts of first degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, second degree criminal mischief, menacing, and resisting arrest.

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