Kentucky Man Leads Police on 17-Mile Chase

Kentucky State Police make three arrests after being involved in a 17-mile chase.

Troopers say a suspicious vehicle was reported near the New Lakeside General Baptist Church in Morton’s Gap.

When a trooper responded to the report around 10 a.m. Tuesday, they found a Jeep matching the description in the area.

The trooper attempted to stop the Jeep, but says the the driver took off, leading authorities on a 17-mile chase.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies, Madisonville Police officers and KSP troopers were all involved at one point. Officers were able to deploy sticks that stopped the Jeep.

The driver, Robert Keown, 45, of Madisonville was eventually arrested.

Two other people were in the car with Keown. 28 year old Kali Vertigan of Hopkinsville had a bench warrant out for her arrest and 26 year old Gevin Lemons of Nortonville was charged with alcohol intoxication.

While searching the Jeep, officers found what they believe to be meth, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.

Keown is facing 10 charges related including evading police and drug possession.



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