Car, House Damaged In Bourbon County Pursuit

Posted at 7:22 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 07:22:41-04

BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A car is destroyed and a house is severely damaged after a traffic stop turned into a pursuit.

The Millersburg Police Chief was attempting to pull a car over with expired tags. The car reportedly stopped at a light, where two passengers were forced out of the vehicle at gunpoint by the driver. They were arrested.

The Bourbon County sheriff’s department says the driver continued to flee. About a mile up the road, the car was found on fire after it had crashed into a home.

The driver was taken to the hospital.

Law enforcement later learned that the driver picked the passengers up at a rest stop on I-64. They were trying to get to Lexington and the driver offered them a ride.

They are unsure why the driver fled, but they did find needles in the car.

The driver has since been identified as 25-year-old Billy Bowles.