POLICE: Woman hospitalized after fleeing suspect crashes into pickup truck
Police say his money had a strange smell...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman was hospitalized Friday evening after police say a man fleeing police smashed into her pickup truck.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place at about 9 p.m. on June 8. Police say that's when they stopped a black Escalade in the southbound lanes of I-65, near KY 313 (the Joe Prather Highway), in Hardin County.
Police say the driver of the vehicle was wanted on out-of-state warrants, and was arrested.
Police say 32-year-old Trenard Bivens was in the passenger seat of the vehicle, and was told to remain seated during the driver's arrest. According to the report, he was asked to hand over his license, but told officers he didn't have it on him. He also allegedly gave police a false name.
As the driver was being arrested, police say Bivens got behind the wheel and drove away.
Police say Bivens drove the vehicle into a work zone, driving faster than 100 mph. He eventually crashed into a small red pickup truck near the US 62 / KY 61 exit.
According to the arrest report, a woman inside the pickup truck had to be pulled from the vehicle and taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is not known.
Bivens allegedly ran away from the crash, jumped a fence and raced into the woods.
Police say he was eventually caught near the Elizabethtown Tourism Building on North Mulberry Street. He allegedly had $5,158 on his person -- money police say smelled strongly of "green marijuana."
Bivens said he was short of breath and was briefly checked out at Hardin Memorial Hospital, before being booked at the Hardin County Detention Center.
He is charged with first-degree assault, reckless driving, speeding in a highway work zone, fleeing or evading police (in a motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police (on foot), leaving a scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, failure of a non-owner vehicle operator to maintain required insurance, giving an officer false identifying information and failure to have a license in his possession.
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