Louisville man allegedly led police on 100+mph chase with 2 kids in car
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man who escaped from home incarceration was apprehended on Tuesday afternoon, but not before leading officers on a high-speed chase and placing the lives of two small children in danger.
According to court documents, 21-year-old Kevin Rogers was ordered to be placed on home incarceration on June 1 for several misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence assault, harassment and criminal mischief, but he escaped from custody. Authorities say he was at Louisville Metro Corrections, preparing to be fitted for an ankle bracelet, when he ran away.
On Tuesday, more than two weeks later, Louisville Metro Police caught up with Rogers, but police say he wasn't about to be taken into custody without a chase.
Police say just before 2:30 p.m. they saw him driving a 2007 silver Buick westbound on I-264 at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic without using turn signals. An officer tried to stop Rogers, activating police lights and siren, but Rogers wouldn't pull over.
Police say they reached speeds above 100 mph while trying to keep up with Rogers, who "increased speed and began to make aggressive maneuvers through traffic."
According to the arrest report, police ended the pursuit because of Rogers' excessive speed, but officers ultimately caught up with him after he had to slow down due to traffic congestion.
When officers took Rogers into custody, they allegedly found two children -- a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old -- inside the vehicle, as well as marijuana.
Rogers was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, driving without an operator's license, driving without proof of insurance, driving without proof of registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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