UPDATE: Louisville man arrested after pursuit through several counties

A man is in jail after a pursuit on I-65
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 10:44 AM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - One man is in the Warren County Regional Jail after a pursuit that started in Barren County and ended in Warren County.

Kentucky State Police says they were notified just before 9:00 a.m. that Barren County authorities were in pursuit of a suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Codie Dewitt of Louisville.

Police say Dewitt stole a 2004 Chevrolet truck in Barren County.

Officials say the pursuit went on to the Cumberland Parkway and then on to Interstate 65 southbound where a tire deflation device was used with partial success.

Authorities say the stolen vehicle continued on to exit 28 where it went southbound on Louisville Road.

According to KSP, Dewitt hit a passenger car, and finally a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sergeant used a pit maneuver to stop the vehicle.

The truck came to a stop and Dewitt was arrested and taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.

Dewitt is charged by Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with the following:

  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - Police Officer
  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (motor vehicle)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
  • Disregarding a Stop Sign
  • Disregarding a Traffic Control Device
  • No Operators License
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • Improper Passing
  • Fugitive From Another State
  • Service of Kentucky Warrant

Dewitt also faces pending charges from Barren County authorities.

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