Officials investigating brief pursuit that ended in crash

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HISEVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- On Thursday night around 7 p.m., Barren County Sheriff's Deputy BJ Childress made a traffic stop in Hiseville.

The sheriff's department says Deputy Childress observed that Robert Bryant, 55, of Hiseville was possibly under the influence.

When Deputy Childress asked for his license, Bryant fled from the scene, hitting the side of Deputy Childress' car.

"At that time, Deputy Childress, also accompanied by a state trooper, tried to intercept the man. However, Deputy Childress' car was damaged and he couldn't proceed," said Kent Keen, Barren County Sheriff.

Other deputies in the area located Bryant's car which was wrecked down the road. Officials determined that Bryant hit a small embankment at a high speed which caused the vehicle to go airborne, before going through a fence and hitting a natural gas pipe.

Bryant was flown to University of Louisville and is in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing.

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