POLICE LIGHTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man was arrested after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, officers with the Barren County Sheriff's Office and Glasgow Police Department were pursuing a suspect who was in a vehicle stolen out of Barren County, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Officers chased the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Codie Dewitt of Louisville, on the Cumberland Parkway to Interstate 65. That's where officers deployed a fire deflation device "with partial success," police said. 

Dewitt continued southbound on Louisville Road, where he hit another vehicle. Police said a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sergeant "performed a legal intervention (pit maneuver)" to stop the vehicle.

Dewitt was taken into custody and charged by Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with:

  • Wanton endangerment 
  • Fleeing or evading police
  • Reckless driving
  • Assault
  • Speeding 26 MPH or over the speed limit
  • Disregarding a stop sign
  • Disregarding a traffic control device
  • Driving without a license
  • Criminal mischief
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Improper passing

Dewitt was also arrested on a warrant and as a fugitive from another state. Police said he also faces pending charges out of Barren County.

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