Paducah Man Arrested after Motorcycle Chase
By WestKyStar Staff
LEDBETTER, KY - A Paducah man was arrested on five charges Saturday afternoon after leading a Livingston County Deputy on a seven-mile chase at dangerous speeds.
At approximately 4:00 pm Saturday, LCSD Deputy Kenneth Vincent observed a motorcycle being driven erratically on US 60 east of Ledbetter. Vincent attempted to stop the motorcycle, driven by 48-year-old Michael Hayes of Paducah, after it passed several vehicles at one time at a high rate of speed.
Hayes refused to stop, accelerating westbound on US 60 toward Ledbetter. According to Vincent, the pursuit lasted for approximately seven miles and reached excessive speeds. Vincent was able to get Hayes to stop the motorcycle at the insersection of US 60 and Lodge Road near Ledbetter, and Hayes was taken into custody at that time.
Hayes was taken to the McCracken County Jail and booked on the following charges: speeding over 26mph, reckless driving, flee or evading 1st degree, driving under the influence, and wanton endangerment 1st degree.