Burnside's Mayor Arrested After Chase

The mayor of Burnside is behind bars in Pulaski County for allegedly running from police. Charles Fourman is charged with fleeing and evading and wanton endangerment.

It all started early Sunday morning in Somerset. Police first stopped him near the mall. Fourman said he was on his way to the hospital for a cut on his arm.

However, police say Fourman passed up the emergency room and continued on. Police finally stopped him with stop sticks in Russel County and arrested him. Police say that at this time they do no think drugs or alcohol were a factor.

No word yet on what this will mean for Fourman's status as Burnside's mayor, but the city council is meeting Sunday night to discuss the incident.


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  • by Jr on Aug 28, 2008 at 05:15 AM
    Maybe he's a Republican,thats reason enough for the chase,in Eastern Ky.=Free Eastern Ky from the Boss Hoggs.A place where all live in fear of our local goverment.
  • by John Location: Southern KY on Aug 27, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    I knew once booze started being sold down here that all this kind of stuff would happen. Its time to make burnside dry again to get rid of these silly crimes that are going on down here in this part of the state.
  • by leigh Location: Burnside on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    I think it is in the best interest of all, being the Mayor, his family and the good people of Burnside that he resign.
  • by leigh Location: Burnside on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    I live near the Villager Resort and since the lake level has dropped I have noticed the resort doesn't have many people staying the last two years. Maybe he is suffering from financial problems. We never know........
  • by bee Location: burnside on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    hello wedid vote for him and look at us now
  • by Billy Jean Location: Pike on Aug 27, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    You are fool if don't try yo get away from Ky. police,its hard telling what will happen to if caught.We have no justice here or fairness,you are judged by who you voted for,not what you have done.Just pray that some day, you will have the money to leave here.
  • by BEE burnside on Aug 26, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    the jails and prisons are full of good people that just messed up ,when you dance you pay the fiddler,he is no better than everyone else that is already in jail or looking to go to jail,come alive burnside city
  • by lby Location: burnside on Aug 26, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    if he is so good why is he hiding,it is time we take back BURNSIDE,GET OUT AND VOTE IN NOV.,SEE WHERE OUR MONEY IS AND HOW IT IS SPENT,NO MORE BULL OPEN THE BOOKS OF BURNSIDE
  • by Anonymous Location: KY on Aug 26, 2008 at 05:51 AM
    Things like this goes on in allmost every small town, in the mountian regions! People in these areas do live in fear of our own elected officals, and thats a shame and it should be a crime! The Law in the mountians is called the (BUDDY-SYSTEM)! This man here has A title MAYOR, he is still bound by the laws of the land, or is he? Or mabe he is one of those that controll the law? He should be dismissed, period! I WANT CHANGE FOR OUR COUNTRY, NO MORE EXCUSES FOR THE OFFICALS! JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND EQUALITY FOR THE MOUNTIAN! PEOPLE!
  • by Pulaski Bus Driver Location: Burnside on Aug 25, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    I love how everyone judges before knowing the whole story! This guy is a very nice guy, I drove a bus for years and those who say he speeds on the bus are simpy put, WRONG! He has been an outstanding guy, no alcohol, no drugs.. How do you all know what was going on in his life? How do you know he wasn't suffering somthing medical? Everyone of you should cast the first stone!.. He is simply a very nice guy, he messed up, but until you know the whole story keep your opinions to yourself!
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