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Motorcyclist arrested after allegedly leading Utica Police on high-speed chase

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A motorcyclist is facing several charges after police in Indiana say he led them on a high-speed chase. 

According to Eric Balingit, chief of Utica Police, it happened just after 8 a.m. today in the area of Utica-Sellersburg Road and Brown Forman Road. Balingit says a Utica Police officer spotted the motorcyclist speeding. When the officer tried to stop the motorcyclist, he refused to stop. 

Police say the motorcyclist continued driving until he reached a dead end on Utica-Sellersburg Road, where he laid his motorcycle on the ground.

An officer who was approaching at a high rate of speed couldn't stop in time, according to Balingit, resulting in that officer driving into a fire hydrant, damaging a police vehicle.

A retired Louisville Metro Police officer arrived at the scene and helped the Utica Police officer subdue and capture the motorcyclist. That motorcyclist has not been identified at this time, but police say he is facing, "a litany of traffic and fleeing charges, with more possibly to come."

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