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KY man hospitalized after crashing vehicle while attempting to elude deputies

(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

A Kentucky man was hospitalized Wednesday after crashing his car during attempting to evade McCracken County deputies.

On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:30, deputies stopped a black truck that had been traveling on Yarbro Lane in the opposite lane of traffic.

The truck stopped on Temple Drive which is located in the Farley area of McCracken County.

Deputies say the driver was acting suspicious and possibly under the influence of some type of substance. 

While officials were speaking to him, he placed the truck in gear, driving off with one of the deputies still partially in the vehicle.

The deputy was able to clear the vehicle uninjured.

The suspect drove away from the scene down Husbands Road, to Lane Road, Pool Road, Rosewood Drive, and then out onto Old Mayfield Road, outbound towards Graves County.

The suspect was driving recklessly and ran off the road several times. the suspect slid off of the roadway near a curve in the 6200 block of Old Mayfield Road and struck a tree.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Mercy Regional Ambulance Service, the Kentucky State Police, and the Hendron Fire Department.

The suspect was identified as being Jason E. Langdon, 37, of the Grand Rivers area of Livingston County.

He was taken to Lourdes Hospital and later transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital with moderate injuries that he suffered in the crash.

A small amount of methamphetamine was found in the suspects wallet in the vehicle.

Langdon is currently on felony probation and has previous convictions for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, violation of probation convictions, criminal possession of a forged instruments (multiple counts), unlawful transaction with a minor, multiple contempt of court convictions, assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, DUI, and eluding police.

He now faces charges of careless driving, failure to or give proper signal, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, no insurance, speeding, and possession of methamphetamine.

Langdon refused to provide a blood sample to law enforcement for testing purposes.

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