Vehicle Enforcement Pursuit of Impaired Driver / Laurel-Knox Counties

Corbin, Ky. (December 2, 2016) On Thursday December 1st 2016 around 11:00 P.M. Officer Rob Mitchell with KSP-Vehicle Enforcement attempted to stop a 1998 Nissan Frontier for improper turning after observing the vehicle making a left turn onto US-25E when leaving Spur Oil in Corbin Kentucky.

Upon initiating a traffic stop, two passengers exited the vehicle near Interstate Auction and the driver took off at a high rate of speed.

Officer Mitchell pursued the vehicle on US-25W, through parts of Corbin at which time the suspect was driving reckless, turning off his headlights, and driving on the wrong side of the road. The pursuit continued into the Knox County Moore Hill community and came to an end after the suspect was unable to drive any further form going off the roadway at the rail road crossing near Progress Rail.

Officer Mitchell arrested and charged 35 year old Roy L. Garland of Corbin with the following charges: Improper Turning, Failure to use Seat Belt, Failure to produce Insurance, License to Be in Possession, Reckless Driving, Disregarding Stop Sign, DUI, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st and Resisting Arrest. Garland was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Assisting on Scene: CVE Officer Mike Hamblin and Kentucky State Police.

Officer Rob Mitchell continues the investigation.

Photo Courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center


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