FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Sheriff Pat Melton says a man who claims he was driving a pregnant passenger to the hospital led law enforcement on a multi-county chase.
The initial stop happened in Franklin County. The sheriff says 37-year-old Robert Logsdon was driving a truck in low gear that was loud and was holding the lane up. The sheriff went to warn Logsdon about the muffler, but he did not have his driver's license. The sheriff ran the his information and learned that he had a warrant out of Hopkins County and a suspended license. Melton said that when he asked the driver to step out of the vehicle, he took off.
The chase continued onto 460 at speeds of 50-60 mph. The chase continued onto Fishers Mill to 421 to 341 and around the Midway Industrial Park where the truck hit the back of a cruiser, according to Melton.
"He knocked his wheel and the axel out, and the transmission out of the vehicle. That's what finally caused him to stop, and then it took a little bit of effort to get him out of the vehicle because he didn't want to get out," said Sheriff Melton.
Logsdon told police he was driving from Hazard to Franklin Hospital for a pregnant passenger.
He is now facing charges including fleeing and evading, as well as wanton endangerment.
"All he had to do was stop. He made things 10 times worse by failing to yield and just stopping. All he had to do was stop," said Melton.