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Motorcyclist allegedly leads sheriff's deputy on chase in Jeffersontown area

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Benjamin Burger (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Benjamin Burger (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A motorcyclist led a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase through the Jeffersontown, Ky., area Saturday afternoon, according to an arrest report.

It started just before 1 p.m. near the corner of Smoke Road, near Raintree Drive. According to the arrest report, 24-year-old Benjamin S. Burger drove his motorcycle, without a license plate, past a sheriff's deputy.

It was not that deputy's first encounter with Burger. According to the arrest report, Burger had fled from the same deputy on Jan. 30.

The sheriff's deputy attempted to stop Burger at the corner of Smoke Road and Raintree Drive, but Burger refused to stop, according to the arrest report, traveling down Raintree Drive and blowing through a stop sign when he got to Stony Brook Drive. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Burger drove through another stop sign at the corner of Stony Brook Drive and La Costa Drive.

The sheriff's deputy's emergency lights and siren were activated throughout the pursuit, but Burger still refused to stop, according to the arrest report.

By the time the pursuit came to the corner of Watterson Trail and Hurstbourne Parkway, Burger was allegedly passing vehicles at a high rate of speed and traveling into oncoming traffic. He passed all of the vehicles at the intersection of Watterson Trail and Hurstbourne Parkway in the opposing lane, according to the arrest report, and made an improper turn disregarding a stop light.

He then continued down Hurstbourne Parkway, weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He allegedly turned at Stony Brook Drive and then drove through a neighborhood before "ditching" the motorcycle behind a home on Admont Court, near the corner of Six Mile Lane and Old 6 Mile Lane.

Burger was arrested a short time later.

Authorities say Burger has had the motorcycle for several months, but has failed to transfer it. He allegedly could provide no insurance for the vehicle -- and what's more, has no motorcycle license, according to the report.

He allegedly told the sheriff's deputies that the only reason they caught him was because he stopped, and that he could "shake" them all day. 

But he was arrested, and faces multiple charges, including first degree fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest and wanton endangerment.

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