Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Travis Napier arrested Jeremy Bowling age 32 of Jamestown Estates, London on Wednesday evening October 5, 2016 at approximately 6:29 PM.
The arrest occurred after Deputy Napier observed a red colored Ford Explorer recklessly pull onto KY 490 from a side road traveling northbound.
Deputy Napier initiated his emergency equipment attempting a traffic stop on the vehicle that sped up and began passing vehicles in the oncoming lane nearly striking vehicles on four occasions. The vehicle continued to swerve back and forth in the roadway recklessly, failing to stop for Deputy Napier.
As the vehicle approached a sharp right-hand curve in East Bernstadt near numerous businesses, it lost control sliding into a ditch and came to rest partially blocking the northbound lane of KY 490.
The driver exited the vehicle while it was still in motion, jumping out of his shoes (which were recovered later in the middle of the roadway on KY 490), and fled on foot running down the CSX railroad tracks for over 600 yards as Deputy Napier gave chase.
This subject physically resisted arrest but was taken into custody.
Jeremy Bowling told deputies he was fleeing because he had an outstanding warrant – No outstanding warrant has been found.
Jeremy Bowling was charged with reckless driving; fleeing or evading police – second-degree – motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – second offense; driving on DUI suspended license – second offense; fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot; wanton endangerment – second-degree; and resisting arrest.
This subject was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Assisting at the scene was Deputy Brandon Broughton, Sgt. Larry Parrott, Sgt. Robbie Grimes, and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.
Photo of accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.