A high speed police chase that began in Mercer County ended on the Bluegrass Parkway last Thursday.
On March 2, at 11:55 p.m., Harrodsburg Patrolman Chris Booth stopped a speeder on Danville Road was stopped for driving 69 mph in a 55 MPH zone.
According to the police report, the driver—Christopher M. Luttrell, 30, of Lexington—provided police with a false name but could not provide them with an operator’s license.
When Patrolman Booth asked him to step out of the vehicle, Luttrell instead sped away. The pursuit continued into Anderson County and ended on the Bluegrass Parkway, where spike strips were deployed by an Anderson County deputy.
After being stopped, Luttrell told police he fled because he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Also in the car with Luttrell during the chase were his girlfriend and a 15-year-old juvenile. Police say they also found multiple containers of alcohol inside the vehicle.
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