California man arrested after fleeing from police in McCracken County

California man arrested after fleeing from police in McCracken County
A deputy with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department saw a silver Toyota Highlander driving west bound, on Interstate 24, in the fast lane, which is closed for construction work. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A deputy with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department on patrol observed a silver Toyota Highlander driving westbound, on Interstate 24, in the passing lane, which is closed for construction work.

The said SUV then began hitting several construction barrels.

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

The SUV continued on Interstate 24 into Illinois.

The SUV was eventually stopped in Illinois on I-24 at exit 27.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Robert Louis Wright JR of Rancho Cordova, California.

He was arrested and charged with speeding 26 MPH or greater, reckless driving fleeing or evading police-1st degree (motor vehicle), resisting arrest, and two counts of wanton endangerment 1st degree (police officer).

Deputies were assisted by the Massac County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police.

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