June 19, 2014

High-speed chase ends in arrest

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Friday night patrol turned into a high-speed pursuit and arrest for Kentucky State Police Sgt. Steve Walker.

According to Walker’s arrest report, on Friday night, the trooper was travelling northbound on U.S. 25, approximately 8 miles north of London, before coming across a white 2004 Dodge Stratus. Walker stated that as he turned toward the vehicle, the Stratus accelerated to a speed of over 100 mph.

Walker followed the Stratus for about one and a half miles before overtaking the vehicle and getting it to stop. The area in which the pursuit took place is a 55 miles mph, making the Dodge’s high-speed almost double the legal limit.

Walker’s report goes on to mention how the driver, Jeremy R. Robinson of East Bernstadt, 34, “had glassy eyes with pupils dilated at mid-point.” It also mentions how Robinson’s “speech was also somewhat slurred and he estimated 30 seconds in 36 seconds, indicating his internal clock was slow.”

Robinson allegedly denied use of any sort of substance, but eventually changed his story to say he took two unnamed nerve pills that were not prescribed.

“Subject was very wobbly when tilting head and closing eyes, missed nose with both (curving left around around and touching under) and with the right, missed nose touching his right cheek,” reads Walker’s report when discussing a roadside sobriety test. “Too unsteady to give any other tests.”

Walker’s report goes on to state that Robinson was taken to St. Joseph where he “faked a seizure in the outpatient section,” before consenting to a drug test.

Jeremy R. Robinson was arrested at approximately 12:12 a.m. early Saturday morning. He was charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or greater over the speed limit and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., first offense.

Robinson was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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