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Boyle Co. Man Charged After High-Speed Chase, Tasing

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 08, 2019
Christopher Lee Wilson

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police say a Junction City man faces a raft of charges following a high-speed police chase Friday.

Authorities said 34-year-old Christopher Lee Wilson was driving a vehicle he did not own or have permission to use when he refused to pull over and resisted arrested.

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Department say a deputy spotted Wilson about 5:30 p.m. driving on Bonta Lane. The deputy was aware that Wilson’s license was suspended, so tried to pull him over.

Police say Wilson fled the stop attempt, traveling at speeds topping 80 m.p.h. Three deputies blocked in Wilson after he entered a driveway, but he drove through several backyards before being penned against a tree line.

Officials said Wilson refused to leave the vehicle, even after being tased. Officials said deputies forcibly removed Wilson from the vehicle and placed him into custody as he continued to resist.

Wilson was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, speeding and third offense driving DUI on a suspended license.

He was being held in the Boyle County Detention Center.