Chase Ends With Man Arrested

By: Heather Haley Email
By: Heather Haley Email

A man is in custody after doing thousands of dollars in damage during a police chase last night in Somerset.

It all started Friday evening when a Somerset police officer pulled over a man for speeding.

Police say he asked the man to do a field sobriety test and that's when police say the chase began.

Police say a traffic stop for speeding turned into much more when they pulled Bud Campbell over on Kentucky 914 in Pulaski County.

"Noticed the presence of alcohol with the driver when he made his initial stop," Detective Shannon Smith said.

Police say that's when the chase began. They say he pulled into the Car Stone Industries parking lot.

"He broke a steal gate that closed off that parking lot," Detective Smith said.

Police say several agencies became involved in the chase.

"I pulled up in front of his vehicle for the intersections to kind of clear those out and then he also struck my car continued on, bounced off the guard rail a couple of times," Deputy Bart Watkins said.

Police say the chase ended in the parking lot of another business where they say he caused extensive damage to 3 vehicles.

Police say once Campbell's vehicle was totalled he then attempted to flee on foot

After police arrested Campbell they found out he was wanted in Indiana for a probation violation.

"He made things a lot worse, 13 felonies and several misdemeanors, so he's looking at a lot of jail time."

Police say the chase lasted less than 10 minutes but Campbell caused thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Campbell had a passenger with him in his truck, but she was uninjured and released.

Bud Campbell is currently being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center and will be in court Monday morning.


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