KSP: Letcher County man charged with numerous traffic violations after pursuit
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Friday, a Kentucky State Police trooper was involved in pursuit after he attempted to pull a car over.
The traffic stop was attempted on a 1994 Ford Mustang on KY-7 in the Isom community.
The driver of the Mustang took off, leading the trooper on a short pursuit. Police said the pursuit was called off due to public safety.
Trooper Branden Watts found the car after it was in a single-vehicle, non-injury crash. Troopers said the driver left his car and ran away. He was taken into custody by Trooper Watts.
38-year-old Thomas E. Riley of Isom was charged with numerous traffic violations and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Riley was taken to the Letcher County Jail.
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