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Police: Man leads officials on four-county chase


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An attempt to stop a stolen vehicle turned into a four-county pursuit early Saturday morning.

It all started around 3:30am when Lexington Police ran the tags of a vehicle that came back as stolen.

They spotted the Gold PT cruiser on at Newtown and Citation where they attempted to make the stop.

But the car never stopped.

Lexington Police tell us the vehicle led them through four counties, obeying traffic laws and speed limits.

Spikes were put down at the Fayette County line, puncturing the front two tires, but it didn't slow the driver down.

41-year-old David Perez took officers on a pursuit through four seperate counties.

They went through Fayette, Bourbon, Scott and ended in Harrison County, where the driver attempted to drive down a grass strip, ending in a small stream where his vehicle came to a stop.

The suspect resisted arrest and we're told a taser had to be used to remove him from the vehicle. He was treated at Harrison Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

Perez is currently being lodged at the Bourbon County Detention Center.


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