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Man arrested after chase talks from jail

By: Gabriel Roxas Email
By: Gabriel Roxas Email

Kentucky officials say they tried to stop him over and over, but he just kept going.

28-year-old Sam Blakey now sits behind bars facing numerous charges. Sheriff's deputies say it all started when he tried to ram another car after a dispute with a coworker, but that was just the beginning.

Sam Blakey may not agree with all the charges against him. "They got me DUI suspended. I've never even had a driver's license. How can they get me for DUI suspended?" Blakey said.

But for the most part, he doesn't deny many of the things that landed him in jail for reckless driving, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading. Sheriff's deputies say after receiving a report that Blakey tried to ram another vehicle they tried to stop him, but Blakey just kept going. "There was a lot of traffic on Danville," Boyle County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Stith said, "As a matter of fact, we backed off at least twice during the pursuit because he was being so reckless. We backed off hoping he would slow down, and he didn't."

Asked if he would do anything differently, Blakey responded, "Yeah, I'd go faster. I mean, I'm scared of cops. I'm not lying to you. I'm scared to death of cops."

Blakey says that fear is what kept him going, leading Danville Police and Boyle County sheriff's deputies off the road, onto a field, even through a barn. After colliding with one deputy's car, investigators say Blakey got back on the road and kept going until he crashed through that fence into a creek. "He put so many other people in danger," Stith said.

Now with plenty of time to think about what put him behind bars, Blakey says he may need to get his fear of police under control. "I think I need help, man. I honestly do. I think I need psychological help," Blakey said.

In addition to several felony counts, Blakey also faces multiple misdemeanor charges including DUI and resisting arrest.

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