Man accused of leading deputy on high-speed chase, hitting vehicle

A man is in custody after he led police on a chase in Calloway County, Kentucky
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 11:07 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 9:25 PM CST
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CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A man from Paducah, Kentucky was arrested early Sunday morning after a Calloway County Sheriff’s deputy said he led them on a high-speed chase.

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. on November 19 on Highway 641 North for disregarding emergency equipment and traveling at a high rate of speed.

The deputy said the suspect periodically slammed his brakes and swerved toward their patrol vehicle.

According to the report, the suspect hit the deputy’s vehicle causing minor damage, before continuing onto the grassy area off the shoulder of the road.

The chase continued for several more miles before the suspect pulled to the side of the roadway.

The sheriff’s office said he initially refused to get out of the vehicle and would not follow instructions.

According to the report, the suspect was very belligerent.

The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 46-year-old Robert T. Bramley, of Paducah.

He was eventually arrested and taken to the Calloway County Detention Facility.

Bramley was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle (Class D felony), resisting arrest, careless driving, speeding 25 mph over the limit, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first-degree wanton endangerment (Class D felony) first offense, menacing and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol first offense (aggravated circumstances).