Sheriff: Driver attempted to strike officer, drive through festival

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 21:00:48-04

MONTGOMERY, Ky. (LEX 18)  — A roadway in Mt. Sterling is shut down after a police pursuit ended with a suspect attempting to drive into a festival.

West Main Street is blocked near the bypass is temporarily shut down. Officers tried to stop a vehicle and divert him from the downtown area. According to a post, officers say the man attempted to drive into the First Friday Market.

Officers say the driver also attempted to strike an officer.

No further details have been released. Please avoid the area.