Vehicle chase lands driver in a canal and jail
From WRIL -
According to the citation, Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Messer states that Thursday night June 13, 2019 a short time before 9:30pm, he was assisting Trooper Taylor Mills on a traffic stop at the junction of KY 441 and Old Pineville Pike.
During the incident Trooper Messer states that he observed a gray 2012 Mazda on KY 441 with a damaged rear tail lamp, rear license plate not illuminated, and no visible registration plate, so he initiated a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25 year old Jacob Tyler Money of Cumberland Gap Tennessee, continued to drive passing several locations to safely pull off, eventually stopping at Binghamtown Market. Trooper Messer exited his cruiser to approach the driver’s side door and very shortly afterward Money fled the stop.
Trooper Messer gave chase with emergency lights and siren as Money drove recklessly at speeds of 60mph in an area zoned 35mph, crossing the center line. At the junction of north 25th street and Cumberland Avenue, Money failed to stop at the stop sign and entered a residential driveway into the yard coming to final rest over an embankment and into the city’s canal.
As Trooper Messer left his vehicle, Money jumped out of the Mazda and tried to flee on foot but was apprehended a short time later by Messer and taken into custody.
The trooper states that Money was exhibiting behavior consistent with being intoxicated and that he couldn’t accurately tell him the last time he used drugs. Due to the severity of the crash Money was taken to Middlesboro ARH for evaluation. He had not been wearing his seat belt.
Jacob Tyler Money was later lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with speeding 26mph or over the speed limit, no brake lights, no insurance, fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot), operating a motor vehicle under the influence – 1st degree (aggravated circumstances), resisting arrest, failure to wear seatbelts, and he was served two warrants – one for failure to appear in court and the other for non-payment of fines.