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Teen charged following seven county, high-speed chase

A teenage suspect is now in custody after a lengthy and high-speed police chase early Friday through seven Kentucky counties.

It started on Pridemore Court, near New Circle and Winchester Roads, in Lexington.

Lexington Police say they were trying to pull over an SUV for reckless driving. Officers say they clocked the driver at 108 miles per hour.

On Pridemore, police say the SUV rammed into the back of a Lexington Police cruiser. The officer, Bryan Jared, who was inside it at the time, wasn't injured. Jared is known for being one of three officers who helped rescue the lone survivor from Comair Flight 5191 after it crashed at Blue Grass Airport in 2006. He received a Carnegie Award for heroism.

Shortly after the police chase started, a passenger, Brian Jones, 23, bailed out of the vehicle on Pridemore Ct., where he was arrested and charged with fleeing and evading.

The 17-year-old suspect, who is from Eaton, Ohio, was wanted on robbery and assault charges.

Police say he then took off on New Circle. Lexington Police stopped chasing him because the speeds got too high.

Then at Old Frankfort Pike, state police picked up on the chase.

Police say the driver made it to Versailles Road and then onto the Bluegrass Parkway.

Police say he went through seven counties, including Marion County, where officers say he hit a state police cruiser.

The SUV eventually ended up in Green County, where police were able to stop the suspect just east of Greensburg.

He was taken to the hospital. His name hasn't been released.

No one was seriously injured during the case.

Police say the driver is now charged with fleeing and evading, reckless driving, wanton endangerment, assault, and multiple traffic violations.


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