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KY man faces charges following high-speed pursuit on motorcycle


Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says a man faces charges after deputies were involved in a pursuit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Timothy Shook, 50, of Boaz, Kentucky, faces charges of speeding, reckless driving, improper turn, fleeing or evading police in the first degree and DUI 1st offense.

According to the sheriff's office a deputy saw a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Shook heading southbound on KY 1241 at a high rate of speed.

The deputy tried to catch up to the motorcycle to stop the vehicle.

The motorcycle then turned eastbound onto Route 849 approaching speeds at 90 mph.

The deputy activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle accelerated and continued east. By then the motorcycle was doing nearly 100 mph.

The deputy continued to follow the vehicle until he lost sight of it at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Route 849.

A few moments later dispatchers received a 911 phone call. The caller said the vehicle had been ditched near Mt. Pisgah Church at the corner of Hopewell Road and Route 849.

The deputy returned to the scene and found Shook still on the motorcycle about 75 feet off the road, laid down on its side.

Shook was taken into custody at that time. The deputy noticed Shook had a very strong odor of an alcohol and was unsteady on his feet.

The Mayfield/Graves County Ambulance Service responded to the scene, but Shook refused treatment.

He was booked into the Graves County Jail.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the anonymous resident that notified dispatch of the location of the vehicle.

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