Paducah Man Arrested after High Speed Chase
By WestKyStar Staff
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY - A Paducah man was arrested Thursday in Marshall County after a five-mile police chase on the wrong side of the road.
Police were notified by another driver Thursday afternoon of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the Purchase Parkway. They attempted to pull over 37 year-old Clifton B. Strait, but he did not stop. Strait accelerated to speeds approaching 80 mph, and as many as four deputies followed him to Draffenville.
Strait almost caused several wrecks, and at one point sideswiped another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.
After finally stopping him, Police had to remove Strait from his vehicle by force.
He was arrested and charged with speeding; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; failure to produce an insurance card; failure to maintain required insurance; first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; first-degree wanton endangerment; leaving the scene of an accident; fleeing or evading police; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle; reckless driving and disregarding traffic regulation.
He was lodged at Marshall County Detention Center.