Police Arrest Man After Chase on Interstate 64

By Associated Press | 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville police tackled and arrested a man they say led them on a multi-county chase that ended on Interstate 64.

Multiple media outlets reported that the chase started at about 2:55 p.m. Friday after the owner of a semi rig spotted the cab, which had been reported stolen Thursday night. The owner called police and followed the rig.

Police say they joined the pursuit and the driver of the stolen vehicle led them down the Watterson Expressway, Interstate 71 and finally I-64, heading east toward Shelby County. The driver exited at Simpsonville, crossed over I-64 and got back on the interstate heading west.

The driver was stopped in eastern Louisville and ran a short distance before numerous officers tackled and arrested him.

Police identified the man as 45-year-old Erik Atwell.

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