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High speed pursuit indictment

From the Times Tribune -

Jimmy R. Canada - KCDC

A Williamsburg man who led police on a high-speed pursuit last month that ended with a spike strip and a stun gun was indicted Friday by a Knox County grand jury.


Jimmy R. Canada, 41, was named in a seven-count indictment for charges that allegedly occurred Jan. 21.

The indictment charges Canada with first-degree fleeing or evading police, speeding, one headlight, driving a motor vehicle while license is revoked or suspended for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and first-degree persistent felony offender.


On the date listed in the indictment, police attempted to perform a traffic stop of Canada’s vehicle near the intersection of US-25W and the Corbin Bypass due to one headlight not working, though Canada allegedly did not stop. Police continued to pursue Canada through the bypass and eventually to US-25E, where Canada allegedly ran a red light.


A spike strip was then deployed on Ohler Road, which Canada drove over before turning back onto US-25E, traveling through Master Street, KY-1232, the bypass and finally Watch Road. According to Canada’s arrest citation, he drove on the wrong side of the road multiple times during the pursuit, which sometimes exceeded speeds of 80 mph.


On Watch Road, Canada lost control of his vehicle, driving into a field and then allegedly attempting to flee the scene on foot. When police caught up with Canada, he allegedly refused to comply with commands, resulting in a stun gun being used to apprehend him.


Canada currently remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $20,000 cash bond.

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