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Boaz, KY man arrested on DUI, other charges after police chase

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says a Boaz man has been arrested on multiple charges after leading police on a short chase.

The arrest came after a Graves County deputy noticed a vehicle with no visible plates making stops at several local businesses during the early morning hours.

Some of these businesses were closed, which caused the deputy to investigate.

As the deputy’s patrol vehicle got behind this vehicle on Paris Rd, the driver sped away.

As the deputy turned on his lights and sirens, The driver started driving faster. 

The vehicle eventually began heading north on St Rt 121 bypass.

As Mayfield police officers arrived in the area, the deputy noticed sparks and smoke coming from the vehicle.

The vehicle then came to a stop and the driver ran away.

Two Mayfield police officers caught the suspect on foot in the front lawn of Mayfield Elementary School.

The man, identified as Calvin Bingham, 22, of Boaz, was found to be in possession of plastic baggies containing methamphetamine, syringes, scales and other items.

Bingham was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the arrest.

Officials found out that he had an active warrant for absconding by the Graves County Office of Probation and Parole.

A computer inquiry also revealed that he had a suspended operators license.

Bingham was arrested on the warrant and for the following charges:

  • Reckless driving 
  • Fleeing or evading police in the first degree 
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence first offense 
  • Operating of a suspended operator’s license 
  • Resisting arrest 
  • Possession of controlled substance in the first degree 
  • Drug paraphernalia 
  • Failure to produce insurance card 
  • No registration receipt 

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